When you are average, you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top. There are many things in life that are not important to me, not my priority (social media? Things beyond my control? Keeping up with the Joneses?). But in the things I do care about: being a good human, attending to my health and diet, being excellent at my chosen profession, being a life l long learner; I refuse to be average.

Life is too wonderful to not be lived to its fullest and average doesn’t cut it when you are going for the life extraordinaire. We each have some talent, some area in which we can blow the doors off average, in which we can achieve amazing. Find it, go for it, don’t look back. Enjoy.

Closing Quotes:

“Never settle for average.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

“All I knew is that I never wanted to be average.” – Michael Jordan

“Success and average don’t have nothing to do with each other.” – Eric Thomas

“It is so easy to be average. it takes a little something to be special. Why be around average?” – Urban Meyer, former Gator football coach, 2x National Championships

“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” – Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier