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Are you Expecting Average?

November 7, 2016 2 Comments

“Average people become that way because they change their expectations. They expect to be average, and sadly they are okay with being average. Average is pretty safe….” – Andy Traub

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I am not sure when it happens. We most often start life seeing every new day as a grand adventure. Around every corner lies something exciting and something new to explore. We dream of growing up and finding our dream job.  Our parents even told us, “You can be anything you want.” So we grow up, still full of dreams and excitement. However, we quickly discover bills, bosses we don’t like, illness and even death and lost friendships.

Suddenly our only dream is to make it through the day and wishing for Friday. If we are not careful, our lives will become nothing more than an average blur bleeding from one year to the next.

We become average, we see average, and we expect average.  Average becomes safe; average becomes our refuge (or so we think).

However, life is not meant to be safe. I remember as a child coming home with skinned knees and a bloody lip and those were a badges of honor and signs of a great day. 

This week I don’t want to expect average. I don’t want to look for it. I want to see something great something exciting. The only question then becomes am I willing to take a chance, try something new; am I willing walk to out on that limb?

Will you take on the challenge? You don’t have to try to change the world but will you simply stand out from the crowd? Be silly, go the extra mile or simply change your attitude. Expect something more than average!

“Don’t be average; average is lame!” – Andy Traub

What are you expecting? Can I help you expect something more?

photo credit: Giuseppe Milo (www.pixael.com) Another working day – Chicago, United States – Black and white street photography via photopin (license)

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 25 years. We currently live in Stockbridge Georgia with two of our children Matt and Victoria. Our oldest Chris has left the nest. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Taffy.

  • Yes, Jon, I’ve caught myself giving into being satisfied average. The way you mean it is not what God has for each of us. He’s given every one of us a life of meaning and purpose to live out, not just floating through being satisfied with hiding and living comfortably in average. God bless you.

    • Thanks Julie, I am always thankful for your blog support. It is so easy to get blinded by the grind of the day that we miss out on the blessings of each day. Hoping for God to change my sight. – Hope you and the family are doing well.