To be, or Not to be
Dennis, a.k.a. "Mr. How-To"
When is hate OK? When it's the
feeling you have toward average. Let me make this point clearly and without
reservation. I hate average!
What is average? My dictionary describes it as
being about midway between extremes. Being not out of the ordinary. Common. You
know, "Average". To me average is having a focus that's on just doing
enough to meet the standard. Average is showing up for work, or school or that
interview or meeting at precisely the time you're scheduled to start. Average is
choosing comfort and convenience over saying and doing what needs to be said or
done. Average is doing "it" or believing a certain way because
everyone else does.
The average persons focus is on what the world's
standard is. The above average persons focus is on his own standard.
Ever notice how average people whine about their
problems. Above average people are too busy putting their thoughts and energies
into solutions to whine. To the average person adversity is an enemy to be
avoided at all costs, while to the above average person adversity is looked
upon as opportunities and welcomed challenges (smiling as I type, knowing
that this is true).
You should make it your habit, your way of life,
to always put your above average foot forward. How do you do this? Simply
enough, just by doing it. Say what needs to be said, in the way it needs to be
said. If you don't know how to say it the way it needs to be said--- say it the
way you believe it should be. "Nature" will take care of the rest. Do
what needs to be done the way it needs to be done. If you don't know what needs
to be done or how to do what needs to be done, again put your above average foot
forward and do what you believe needs to be done. Nature always honors honest
There are too many above average people accepting
average as their standard. I know it's hard to break out, but break out we must.
I know the gravitational pull of average is strong, but the resolve to
rise above average in the above average person is stronger.
We need to develop a real dis-taste for
average. Talking about it is not doing it. I encourage you to resist the evil
"average". In all aspects of your life put your above average foot
forward. Step out of the crowd. Simply don't settle for anything less
than above average. Don't walk average. Don't talk average. Don't live average.
Just don't do it.
Kids figuring out this is average, above average
thing is real simple. Pick a formula and apply it.
Formula 1 - Average thoughts lead to average
actions. Average actions lead to average lives.
Formula 2 - Above average thoughts lead to above
average actions. Above average actions lead to above average lives.
It's your choice.
A simple, straight forward question for you
on the way out. In your home, community, place of employment, where ever you
are, are you the standard bearer? The one pushing the standard higher. Or, are
you the one holding the standard down?
To be, or not to be?
Live some. Love some. Learn some.
About the Author:
Clyde Dennis, a.k.a. "Mr. How-To"
has been writing and publishing Articles and Newsletters online since 1999.
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