Rising Above Average 5/30/2005 By Laura Johnson
There is nothing more motivating than reading a story about someone who comes from a poor, difficult life and rises above it to do so much with their life. Reading about a person who had so many obstacles in their way and they overcame them to be most incredible people. We adore reading those stories and they are so inspiring. They also can tie you to a place of average. It is possible though to rise above average!
When someone wants big change in their lives; when they want to have more, give more and they have always had a life that just isnít too bad at all, it is hard to get past that. It takes a great need, a burning desire to want to step out of norm and get everything you can in life. If your life is okay and all your basic needs are being met it is a challenge to really put yourself in a change mode. Making decision to really go for a big dream where there is fear, confrontation, chance of loss, is such a hard thing to do.
Looking at where you are, one can see a decent life where you have a nice 1500 square foot home, 2 cars that were made in last 5 years, ability to spend a hundred or so on clothes a month, and all your basic needs and some of your wants met. People are comfortable here. They donít have to work too hard. They donít have worry too much as long as nothing major falls apart. They can barbeque, have a few friends over and just take it easy enough. So why give that up?
For some living an average life is NOT enough! Thoughts of rising above average starts in their head and cultivates in their heart. There is a strong desire with equal amounts of fear bubbling through their veins. Unlike ones who start with nothing and can only go up; average are at a comfortable place and they can lose that with which they are contented. Sometimes you get started and then you see that you are going to have to step out and do things which in your average life you donít have to face. You have a typical amount of respect from people and if you take chance to step out there is a chance of looking like a fool, losing your assets, and not even being average anymore. Why mess with something that just isnít that bad?