Average is almost always good enough

I know…

We are constantly encouraged, admonished, and guilted to be above average.

But do you really think you can be above average on virtually everything? And do you think it really matters.

We both know a few people who seem to think they can and that we should. It takes a special grace to put up with them. They drain the joy right out of living for the rest of us.

But for the rest of us mere mortals, average (or close) is good enough most of the time. After all, why is it important to be world class at something that really doesn’t matter?

But…

There are a few things that matter and there a few things you can do that is amazingly above average. When you discover what those few thing are you’ll pretty close to why you were put here in the first place.

Give your best to that short list. That’s where we need you the most.

As far as the rest? Average is usually good enough.


The ONE THING for today: Trying to be the best at to many things ends up causing you to be good at virtually nothing. Better to zero in on the few things you truly are above average at and find a way to leverage it towards making the world a better place. It’s called your purpose.

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