Breaking The Cycle of Average

Breaking the cycle of average textHere is a line from the movie Sister Act II, starring Whoopi Goldberg, which served as a motivation for me to thrive in life; “If you want to be somebody, and you want go somewhere… you better wake up and pay attention.”

There is a very large class of people in society that you want to stay as far away from their influence as possible unless you want to be a part of them. Whether you heard of this group or not, the most important thing about this group is that you do not want to be a part of it. People in this group are not necessarily bad people, but if anyone from this group has your undivided attention, they may be a deterrent to your progress. This consortium of people is commonly known as ‘The Average 90.’ This is a group of people who may be stuck in a box without any desire or passion to break out of it. They avoid risk, abandon conflict, and run from any challenge that requires more than a mediocre effort.

Are you the kind of person who will give that little extra to achieve more than what the average person can accomplish? Average people live in the shadow of excellence—always admiring the achievements of others who are not as gifted, but apparently more daring. You don’t have to be the smartest or strongest person to achieve greatness. Have you noticed that the cleverest people in school are usually not those who are the most successful or who leave their mark on life? If you want to be better than what you presently are, you must do things differently or better than others whose standard is ‘just enough to get by’.

Aim beyond what you think you are capable of achieving. Challenge yourself to develop a total disregard for where your abilities end, and turn enthusiasm into the energy that moves you beyond your fears. Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. You might succeed if nobody else believes in you, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself.

The difference between the average 90 and the uncommon 10 is that the average 90 will wait for opportunities to be exposed, while the uncommon 10 will create them. It takes perseverance to break away from the mediocre and to do something other than what most people are willing to do, which is to get a job…a job that pays them below their skill level. However, this person’s mindset may just be minimum wage. Isn’t it ironic that a person can be so talented and gifted, but their personal drive is like the power of a gas operated scooter and not that of a Ferrari.

Have you ever been at a point in life when you wanted to give up, throw in the towel, and quit for the rest of your life? Remember as children, when we played baseball and we failed to catch the ball, or being embarrassed at school for liking someone who didn’t like you? How about when you felt you were the most qualified for a position on your job but you were passed over because you just blended in? All of these, and more, real-life scenarios have been used as the culprit for quitting, or becoming stagnated, where you no longer gave a hundred percent effort.

Life is about always moving forward, no matter what—it’s not becoming stagnated by some emotional letdown like a child having a temper tantrum when something doesn’t work out the way you planned it. Finding excuses for quitting at life or giving up on your dream will give most people immediate access to depression and anxiety, which oftentimes, leads to self-destruction. However, those who have a resolve in their heart realize that quitting is not an option. Disappointments, frustrations, and failures, are all a part of life. Unfortunately, we cannot always escape these life factors, because while we are learning how to live, we are also learning how to succeed at whatever is before us. These life lessons inevitably lead to mistakes. How you deal with your errors will either demonstrate your mental stability and your inner strength, or the lack thereof.

For life to work in its most simplistic form, a person must understand that it takes wisdom to fast forward, intelligence to pause, integrity of strength to play, but foolishness to go backwards. If you can wrap your head around these for components, which can help in some way to make sense out of life, then you just might discover that the purpose of life really does make a lot of sense. You were not designed to be average.

No one comes into this world and begins life counting backwards by years, months, weeks, and days. All of humanity is designed for forward mobility, and we start, not at one, but at start. A person cannot set goals for the days they’ve already lived; they can only set goals for days that have not yet been lived. This suggests that there is a Mastermind and Designer who created us to live forward, not to die in backward mode.

Do yourself a favor and rid your mind of mediocrity. Examine your efforts, challenge your strength and intelligence, and take the limits of being average and throw it as far away from you as possible. Refuse to accept what life throws at you, like most people do, and throw at life what direction you believe God has designed you to go.

I understand that it is your life to do with as you please; however, it is not your right to make other people feel guilty because they don’t want to live their lives alongside yours. It is difficult to follow a parked car. If you are not going anywhere in life and your movement is synchronized with those who are average, can you please move out of the way so others can get by you without the possibility of tripping over you? If you want to waste your time, why would I want to give you the opportunity of wasting mine?

To break away from the norm you have been traveling, you have to move through the crowd of people to create your own path. People of destiny will make life happen; average people will wait for life to happen.

Jesus said, “If they compel you to go one mile, go two.”

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The Journey of Boundless Faith

Boundless FaithI would like for you to take a few minutes and imagine yourself on a journey…a trail through an unknown country or land in which you are unfamiliar. The terrain is dissimilar from what you are accustomed to, the people are nameless strangers, and you have no prior experience or tutoring to help you cope with trying to find your way. You are aware of your own apprehensions, but you are also conscious of your personal desires. All you have on this journey is YOU and that inner voice that you have not been acquainted with. Does this sound familiar? Maybe it does…and somehow you cannot quite put your finger on why this scenario is like déjà vu.

Let me help you understand this development. This is your life; just as it is of the almost seven billion people that populate this planet and everyone who has ever lived. Every first step in life is unfamiliar territory until you find yourself walking in circles. This is called the “Comfort Zone.”

You created this zone of comfort and air of familiarity for your life by passing by it every year. And, this self-produced trail-track has made you totally interdependent on this path. In fact, you have become extremely emotionally attached to it and it is equally just as attached to you and ever grateful that you created it. However, the life trail you produced is not a true inner desire you have to frequently traffic. You seem stuck because you would rather remain with the mundane instead of following your inner voice that will eventually take you to places where more of you, and your intangibles, may be required.

There is a journey you were meant to take. As every step has purpose, every path has opportunities along the trail of life. The unfortunate thing about our life’s journey is that we have no prior mental knowledge to relate to. All of our premonitions are abstract. Yet, you have a strong intuition—an intrinsic knowing that you are destined for something great, even if your path has led you to mediocrity.

It almost doesn’t seem fair, when you think about it, because it’s like we have been dropped on this planet with no compass, no map, and no instructions. But, is this the way it is, or is it the way we feel? People are frustrated and perplexed while running into one wall after another. And, I don’t blame them for getting frustrated. No! I don’t blame them because most people have not followed their heart. Therefore, what is real to many people is what is in their heads. They understand they are lost (head knowledge), but they can’t see that they are not lost (heart knowledge).

In reality, we have all been given a compass, a map and instructions. The compass is in your spirit, the map is in your brain cells, and the instructions are encoded into your DNA (nature). Have you ever noticed how animal and plant life need no human interference when it comes to them fulfilling their creative design?

Who teaches the fish to swim, the birds to fly, the lions to roar, or the caterpillar to go through its metamorphosis to turn into a butterfly? Each of God’s creation has a natural propensity to follow their internal genetic coding. Therefore, flight is placed into birds, the ability to swim is crammed-packed into the fishes, and the lions know habitually how to roar. Human beings were created after the similitude of God and therefore we have been given the power of choice or will. Our choices, when we follow our hearts, are what lead us to do great things, or to achieve mediocre things because we follow our minds.

There are hidden clues and treasures along life’s pathway which are concealed just for you to discover. Once you discover these remarkable gems, you are to learn why you were given them. If you can discover the ‘why’ to what it is you are suppose to know, then the ‘how’ will become easy to perform! You will turn problems into products, you will honor time, not money, and you will be able to see how wealth is hiding behind what you are afraid to do.

People usually apply fear rather than faith when it comes to living a successful life. To reach your potential is an effortless accomplishment when you learn to live your life according to the principles of faith. Ordinary people with faith can pull off extraordinary accomplishments.

Start your journey of boundless faith, today!

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