Successful People Resist the Urge to Be Average | Note 451
Do you know bad habits can spread like a contagious disease?
A few days ago, I thought about a book I’ve owned for over a decade. The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It by David Niven was gifted to me in 2004. Twenty years later, I’m still reading the book from time to time. This week, I am sharing some of those secrets.
In the book, secret number six states, “Everywhere around you are average people. They entice you into being more like them by offering their acceptance and by leading you to believe that everyone else is already more like them than like you. But the “average person sales pitch” leaves out that you will be sacrificing your goals, individuality, and unique ideas and that you will lead a life determined more by the preferences of the group than by you.”
Deep down, do you really want to live an average life? The title of another book by Grant Cardone says it best — Be Obsessed or Be Average. Anybody can be average, but why should you settle for average? Why not resist the urge to be average?