Another good one from lifehack; Thanks Brian Penny !!!
The world is filled with two types of people: successful people and average people. There are plenty of resources online if you want to learn how to be successful, but what about those who are only looking to achieve adequacy? If you’re shooting for the big dog pile at the bottom, here are 10 common characteristics of average people to aim for:
1 – Average People Had That Idea First Anytime you hear about something cool and new, there’s always someone who had that idea first. You weren’t just one wrong move away from achieving fame and fortune.
2 – Average People Waste Time I work a lot. It doesn’t feel like work because I love what I do, but I’m almost constantly doing something for my job. Every successful person I know has the same work ethic.
3 – Average People Are Always Broke Dude… if you’re broke for a few years while busting your ass toward a goal, you’re going to be successful.
4 – Average People Talk More Than They Act These people sit around their entire lives with their hands out, waiting to be “discovered” and given instant super-stardom.
5 – Average People Focus on the Past you’re not alone — we’re all suffering… Brush that chip off your shoulder and perk up. Focus on the here and now, and you’ll find yourself in more than average situations.
6 – Average People Have Lottery Dreams I put in the work, and reaped the rewards. Keep your lottery ticket.
7 – Average People Think Inside the Box communicate with someone you trust…Worst case scenario, you discover you can’t depend on any of them and can move on to some new people — a valuable life lesson.
8 – Average People Are Never Responsible God isn’t responsible for pulling each individual out of the gutter… We create our own reality with our own effort… make the decision whether to run, stand in the rain, avoid it, use an umbrella, help people around you, or just dance.
9 – Average People Have Unfinished Projects Either shit or get off the toilet – finish those projects, or salvage/sell the materials. Stop saving your best for a later date; it’ll never come.
10 – Average People Choose Average Lives If you want to be average, all you have to do is keep your dreams and goals to yourself. Do nothing to accomplish them… You had your shot, and you chose an average life. Now enjoy the fruits of obscurity… or change your destiny.
Curious about the other side of the coin: check out: Fifty Habits of Highly Successful People
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