Successful people are not just lucky, they just did things differently, Things that seem difficult to the majority of people that is what made them world changes today. ,
Eleanor Roosevelt classified people into three, and I quote: Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. To be the person you want to be, you have to have a great mind.
J. Cole sums it up: I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person seems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.
The question is, how do one rise from the floor and be different and stand out from the crowd? Here are my top 10 ways to be above average.
10 ways to be above average
Here are the top 10 ways to stay above average. This will guide you your quest for a successful life.
1. See beyond the box
To stay above average, you have to see beyond your comfort zone. Most times what is keeping us not to move out of the comfort zone is fear. Fear stops you from doing many things. Things like taking the leap of fate, taking calculated risk and so on. To stay above average, you’ll have to strive to leave the comfort zone.
2. Don’t follow the crowd
Following the crowd lead you nowhere or an unknown destination. The best you can be when you follow the crowd is to be average. One thing with the crowd is, they make noise and achieve little because most of them don’t know where they’re heading to.
To stay above average, you’ll definitely make an effort to stay away from the crowd at all cost.
3. Try to be unique
The world is filled with average people and all you need to do is try to be unique. Been unique is for people to know you with one thing. For instance, you’re a motivational speaker, you should focus on one subject. That makes you an authority in the field. When focusing on the one subject that makes you unique, make your content fresh always.
4. Have an I can do attitude always
They say attitude is everything. Having the attitude with a winning mentality and the mentality of doing things differently will make the difference. The right attitude will always be the difference maker between a winner and a looser. It’s attitude that keeps you going and more determines when you face a temporary step back.
5. Keep improving yourself
Improvement is a daily thing. It’s important to keep on improving yourself on a daily basis in other to stay on track. If you stay in one place, you’ll be surprised that what you know or do will become obsolete. Never stop improving yourself and you’ll continue to be relevant in the society.
6. Never stop dreaming big
One vital thing that keeps you in the average category is when you stop dreaming big. There is no offence when you dream big. It makes you stand out of the crowd because you have a direction to your destination.
7. Have a mentor
You’ll need a someone you should learn from. Someone who has a similar dream. Ask the person, or if you can’t get him, read his post or book. Anything you can lay your hands. You learn from mentors in two ways, you learn from their strength (success) and weakness (loopholes).
8. Know the friends you work with
When you want to be above average, not everyone will be your friend. Some friends will influence you negatively. You may argue with that, but the truth is any friend that doesn’t add anything to you and doesn’t influence you (a friend doing the opposite of what you want to do), will definitely keep you stagnant.
Don’t fight them, but let them do that the level is not the same anymore.
9. Always have a desire to accomplish one thing
Don’t waste your day. Make it a duty to achieve one thing on a daily basis. This will make you move closer and closer to your dreams.
10. Never give up
The truth is, it’s not going to be an easy ride all the way. You’ll have to overcome some challenges along the way, but don’t give up. Challenges build you up so don’t see it as a stumbling block.
There you go, the 10 ways to be above average. The choice is now yours, to either be average and follow the majority (crowd) or be above average and follow the minority (the winners). But know that whatever decision you take today, will ultimately affect your future. Choose wisely.