There is a common sickness among many businesses today. It’s not caused by marketplace competition, consumer changes, or economic conditions. Although the condition can be treated, it requires hard work, commitment, and a desire to go above and beyond what is expected.
What is the sickness?
Settling for average.
You have to be willing to push past your comfort zone. As someone recently told me, “We mass produce average in this country.”
At first, average seems to be good enough, but deep down, I think we all know that we can do more, be more, and do more than average.
Read this description by Edmund Gaudet on average and see what you think.
- “Average” is what the failures claim to be when their family and friends ask why they are not more successful.
- “Average is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of the top, the worst of the best. Which one of these are you?
- “Average” means being run-of-the-mill, mediocre, insignificant, an also-ran, a nonentity.
- Being “average” is a lazy person’s cop-out; it’s lacking the guts to take a stand in life; it’s living by default
- Being “average” is to take up space for no purpose: to take the trip through life, but never pay the fare; to return no interest for God’s investment in you.
- Being “average” is to pass one’s life away with time, rather than to pass one’s time away with life; it’s to kill time, rather than to work it to death.
- To be “average” is to be forgotten once you pass from this life. The successful are remembered for their contributions; the failures are remembered because they tried; but the “average,” the silent majority, is just forgotten.
- The be “average” is to commit the greatest crime one can against one’s self, humanity, and one’s God.
- The saddest epitaph is this. “Here lies Mr. and Mrs. Average–here lies the remains of what might have been, except for their belief that they were only “average.”
The fact that average is acceptable to many today provides you a tremendous opportunity.
You are not average. Don’t have an average mindset, do average things, or produce average results.
The world is craving leaders with passion, integrity, and the unwavering commitment to serve others.
What is holding you back from achieving your peak performance? Is it external or does it come within?
The world is waiting for you! Just don’t settle for average.