One of my favorite people – and someone who inspires me is Jason M. Gracia/ Founder, Motivation123.com, Author of The Motivated Mind. His seven 7 Steps to become instantly average is one of those articles I’ve kept to remind myself - I want more than average. How about you? Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with him - http://www.motivation123.com
By now you know I love anything that inspires and is positive.
Who wants to be authentic or successful or outstanding or passionate or
evolving when it's so much easier to be average?
Just in case you struggle with lowering your sites and settling for less,
here's 7 tips to get you started down the path of mediocrity.
1. Worry About What Others Think - Live for the approval of
others. Do what you think they want--or won't notice. Check each of your
decisions by the benchmark of group acceptance.
2. See the Finished Product - Be overwhelmed by success. See
only the clean and shiny after-pictures instead of the small steps that made it
3. Do Safe - Don't take risks. Small, medium, or large. Instead,
live safely in the cocoon of seeming comfort. If you've done it before, keep
doing it. And only it.
4. Think 'Forever' - Treat each opportunity--or life
overall—as infinite. Put things off today because, hey, you can always do it
tomorrow. Don't rush. Don't hustle. Wait. Wait until it feels just right. Then keep waiting.
5. Compare Down - Compare yourself with people who have
less, give less, do less. This will make you instantly feel better. It will
also keep the pressure off. As long as you're not drowning, there's no need to
6. Keep It Fuzzy - Don't mess with your fears. Keep them
just how they are: fuzzy and heavy. Let that vague feeling hold you back and
scare you. Let those unclear doubts make your stomach
twist and legs freeze. Don't reduce your fears to their facts. Keep 'em fuzzy.
7. Make Failure Permanent - Always, always, always see
failing as a final fall. If you mess up--game over. You can't get back up, you
can't brush yourself off. You are done, and you look like a fool for trying.
Follow these simple tips and you too can be average! (Or do their opposites
and start to live a better, more exciting life.)
Jason M. Gracia/ Founder, Motivation123.com
Author, The Motivated Mind http://www.motivation123.com