1. Putting a Label on Your Problem
I get stopped a lot by people in the street. Not because Im attractive or famous (not even close).
No, I get stopped because people agree that Average Sucks.
I have a license plate that says, Average Sucks. I have shirts I wear all the time that say, Average Sucks. And people love it.
The response I get is always the same, That is so cool man. Youre right, dude. Average does suck. To hell with average, you know, I never want to be average.
Its typically somebody doing well. Somebody pretty proud of their life. And so I ask them, Do you have any idea what it means?
And they respond, Oh yeah. Being average sucks. Most people are average, and Im not. And my whole goal in life is to be above average.
And thats when I tell them, Not at all. Thats not what it means.
And they get just as confused as you probably are right now.
So Why Does Average Really Suck?
What Average Sucks means is something very different, something much deeper. Understanding it is the answer to the question, How do I get what I want in this world?
To put it plainly: Average Sucks is all about moving past YOUR average, so that you can become who you want to be.
So why does Average Suck? Well let me ask you this first.
Have you ever had the feeling youre capable of more? You know how sometimes you get that gnawing feeling that you could be doing so much more with your life?
It may be hard to explain, and you may not want to admit it to others, but when you are alone and youre looking back at your day or your month or whatever part of your lifeyou know theres a whole other level you havent reached yet. You feel it and you know it.
You should be playing at a higher level.
Even if other people perceive you as doing great, even at this very moment you may actually be kicking ass, doing so much better than you were a few short years agoit still never feels like enough.
Theres still a piece of you that feels like youre a bit of a loser if you dont push harder.
On one hand, youre proud of all youve done. On the other hand, your inner voice is saying, I know Im better than this, there has to be a better way. What am I missing?
You know if you can just get to that next level, then youll be mor