Often it seems people want to do the minimum they need to.
To see if they can bring others down to their level of satisfaction.
Rather than look for ways to improve their wellbeing through personal investment, they’d rather others joined them in the space where they feel “comfortable”.
In itself this isn’t bad, as long as it’s your choice to meet them there.
However, if you’d rather aspire to do more, in any setting, consider how you collaborate with people to raise their & your game.
This may include coaching them into seeing it’s possible that they can do more. That they have capabilities they haven’t considered.
Role model what’s possible, without become frustrated. It can take time to help someone shift their own view of themselves.
If someone genuinely feels that they’re at the level they like & you wish to be doing more, then you’ll need to find ways to make that so.
Ultimately I’m encouraging everyone to raise above the “lowest common denominator”.
To push to make the most of the opportunities that present & live all aspects of life to their fullest.