Many individuals are very committed to the things they blame for their problems. So much so that if someone were to remove the source of their problems they’d feel immediately threatened. This is because for many, the accusers are their excuse for being held back in life. If their problems were to be removed or resolved they’d only have themselves to blame and this is far too overwhelming for a person committed to this line of thinking. Mediocrity is too often a safe haven for those that fear taking responsibility for their failures. After all when we don’t try our best it’s often because we’re afraid others will know that our best isn’t that great after all.