Widely loved speaker and pastor David Foster urges readers to shed the labels others so often place on us, especially the most dangerous label of all: mediocre. All labels are libels, and this one is the most insidious. When we believe the opinions of others about us, we can't fail to measure up to their meager expectations. But there are ways to break free, to go through life dancing, twirling, testing our limits, embracing the best God has in store for us. As an old proverb has it, "He who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; he who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it." Organized in a series of four Commitments, Accept No Mediocre Life details promises for us to make to ourselves as we strive for excellence in our lives. These twelve promises-among them, "I will embrace my uniqueness," "I will conquer my fears," "I will serve a noble cause," "I will treat time as life"-form a personal agenda by which we can realize our full potential, whatever our circumstances. The perfect conditions, perfect timing, perfect skills for achieving excellence will never come. We have to seize today and vow to begin a life-changing, life-affirming journey to reach the awesome possibilities ahead. As Foster says, "We will not be denied, because we refuse to live within the limits of man-made labels and libels. We will not accept a mediocre life and we will not disappear quietly into the middle. We gladly accept the proverb, 'Those who hear not the music, think the dancer's mad.' We hear the music, it's in our heart and soul, and we must dance." Book jacket.