I don't know if you noticed lately but everyone performing average seems to be miserable and at-risk. Average marriages, average grades, average income, average investment returns, average attitudes, average business.......ahhhhhhhh average sucks.
The average worker reads an average of less than one book a year and works an average of 37.5 hours per week. This same person makes 319 times less money than the top U.S. CEOs, who claim to read more than 60 books a year. Many of these financially successful executives are maligned for the huge sums of money they receive; however, we often fail to appreciate what these people have done to get where they are today. Warren Buffett says he spends most of his day reading.
Look at Apple: They built mind-blowing products. Steve Jobs wasn't interested in just money or just another phone but instead making something that amazed people.
Results speak for themselves.
Average doesn't work in any area of life.
Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist. Entrepreneurs, artists, producers, computer companies, car salesmen, any and every industry and company that seeks successful futures, attain it with an approach and outlook thataverage is just not good enough.
My promise to you:
As soon as you begin to exceed AVERAGE in your thinking, approach, and decisions, you will immediately start influencing other areas in your life. Most of us are brought up to believe that average is enough but it is not. The entire middle class is being challenged, today, financially because of the premise of 'Average'. Average income, average savings, average equity in the home (or less). Average is a failing formula for 100's of millions of people.
Greater-than-average everything will up your personal happiness, allowing you the ability to create satisfaction in others. Friends and family will see the change in you and that will stir change in their own attitudes and daily actions. Positive results will emerge and grow with improvement. You will experience an uplift in all that you do at work, at home, on the road, at a restaurant, on the playing field, you name it.
AVERAGE≠ EXTRAORDINARY life you dream about.
If you want average, I assure that you will end up with less than that. Go for extraordinary and even if you end up with less, it will still be above average.
How to ensure you don't get AVERAGE
1. Surround yourself with exceptional thinkers and doers
2. Treat Average like a terminal disease
3. Make the extra effort to go one step further than you think you should go
4. Keep a EXTRAORDINARY attitude, Always
5. Focus, think and Act MASSIVE
Go big or Go home
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