You know the old army story about volunteers. When the Sarge asks for a volunteer the one that gets chosen is the slow guy that stands still while everyone else steps back one step.
Stepping forward, signing up, being the first to do something, these are all foreign concepts to many people. Most people take their cues from others.
Most people are far more comfortable with editing, giving feedback or giving their opinion (criticizing) what others are doing.
But why not go first today? Take a stand, make a choice based on your convictions, your values, even your desires instead of what the group wants to do or what generations of your family has always done, or by what is “normal”.
If you are going to wait until you get everyone’s approval, if you’re afraid of criticism, if you have to be a part of the majority, why you’re never reach your potential. The word that describes the crowd is average.
When I think about the Creator and all the breath-taking beauty and teeming variety that flowed from his amazing mind, I’ve got to believe that you were created for something more than average.
Don’t just stand there, step forward and do something first today.