Look around, and chances are you'll see a world filled with average. Average is the "acceptable" level upon which the middle class is built and there's a growing amount of evidence that this thinking is un-workable. Most of the world is comparing themselves with the norm or the "average." Even top producers in companies are labeled top because of the comparison to the average.
Average doesn't work
Look it's failing our country --jobs are being shipped overseas, unemployment is rampant, and our entire financial structure is at risk . The once aspiring middle class appears barely able to keep their heads above water. People are living longer than their savings -- and entire companies and industries are being wiped as a result of average
actions and average
This "addiction to average" can kill the possibility of making your dreams a reality. Consider the following statistics: the average worker reads less than one book a year and works an average of 37.5 hours. This same person makes 319 times less money that the top U.S. CEOs who claim to read over 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 above the average. While it may not always look like they're working very hard, we often dismiss the fact that they somehow managed to attend above-average schools, make power connections, and then take actions way above the norm in order to position themselves at the top of the food chain. You can resent them if you choose -- but that doesn't change the fact that they're being rewarded for their success way above the levels of average.
The successful are not at fault, the average are! Any undertaking that includes average ideas or actions will fail you sooner or later. Any activity conducted at average levels simply won't get the job done. Average or comparing yourself to average is a guaranteed way to fail. DON'T BE AVERAGE! Be above average. Be abnormal. Be a SUPER FREAK
in everything that you do so that the amount of success you achieve will be beyond any amount of "average" that exists.
, International Sales Training Expert and NY Times Best-Selling Author.