We're all sick of it. Nowadays, the word ‘average' is considered an insult. Do you consider yourself to be average? If you truly want to stop being one of the crowd, keep reading and you will never be average again.
1. They watch far too much television
It's fine to watch TV, but too much of it isn't. It consumes far too much of your time while providing little benefit. The majority of the programs are designed to entertain rather than educate. Furthermore, advertisements can persuade you to purchase items that you do not require. Reduce or discontinue watching television because your time is too valuable to be wasted in front of an evil cube.
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2. They play far too much
When you play too much, it means you're wasting your time on unproductive activities. It's fine to play if you need to de-stress, but as with TV, too much playing around won't be good for our productivity. Reduce your consumption of all forms of entertainment and devote more time to doing meaningful work.
3. They're too lazy to keep track of their time
Timekeeping is tedious. However, most people overlook the fact that it is one of the most beneficial activities for increasing productivity. You will become more aware of how you use time if you track it. This will assist you in being more mindful of how you spend every second of your life. Because time is a finite resource, it is best used as efficiently as possible.
4. They are groggy in the morning
When you wake up late, you have less time to do things. It's actually a sign that you're unproductive. Most people have the most energy in the morning, but if they are not awake at that time, all of their energy is wasted. That is why getting up early is critical if you want to get more done in a day. Waking up early can also help you be more prepared because you can use that time to eat a good breakfast and relax before a busy day.
5. They are overly reliant on inspiration and motivation
Inspirational moments are rare. You will never get anything done if you rely on it too much. You are obligated to do what you are meant to do, regardless of how inspired you are on any given day. That's just the way life is.
6. They are sluggish
Laziness is a major impediment to productivity because it discourages action. When you do nothing, you are automatically average. Stay active and avoid laziness.
7. They don't follow through on their ideas
We all have great ideas and thoughts running through our heads. The difference between the successful and the average is that successful people act on their thoughts and try to make their ideas a reality. Don't underestimate the power of your ideas and thoughts. Act as long as you believe in them.
8. They make far too many assumptions
Making assumptions about anything is dangerous if they are not tested. Never, ever settle for an assumption and believe it to be true. Because living on assumptions is the same as not living at all, assumptions must always be tested.
9. They lack critical thinking abilities
Most people do not question what they read, listen to, or hear. Questioning is essential because it helps us become better critical thinkers. There are far too many people out there who are eager to deceive you and persuade you to join their evil cause, and it is up to you to question what these people say and ensure that it is in your best interests to join them.
10. They have a predetermined mindset
Will you give up if you want to learn something difficult? Will you claim that the difficulties are due to your lack of talent and that you have no control over it? If you answer yes, you have a fixed mindset. The average person has a fixed mindset and believes that they are stuck with whatever they believe they were born with. Don't be that way. Develop a growth mindset and go after whatever you want in life, no matter how difficult it may be. You will undoubtedly grow if you put forth the effort.
11. They are impatient
Delaying gratification has been found to be a strong predictor of success. If you can't put off rewards and prefer quick fixes, you might be average. Learn to seek out huge rewards that take time to achieve, and to avoid small rewards that aren't worth your time.
12. They do not take notes
The majority of people are unaware of their limited ability to memorize information. Memory techniques can help us remember things, but they are only temporary fixes. Learn to take notes on what you find interesting and insightful–your ideas, observations, and experiences. Carry a notebook with you so that you can jot them all down in one place.
13. They do not pay attention to others
The majority of us adore ourselves. We enjoy talking about ourselves, but we are rarely interested in others. You already know who you are and are always with yourself. Why not show more concern for others? Always talking about yourself will not help you, but listening to others can provide you with interesting insights into yourself and the world around you.
14. They believe they are entitled
Why are there so many naysayers nowadays? Many people have an overpowering sense of entitlement. They believe that others should do this and that, and that if they do not, the complainers will claim that they do not deserve that level of service. Avoid complaining and express your concerns in a respectful manner. People aren't interested in you, and the world doesn't revolve around you. They will care, however, if you respect them.
15 They gossip about others behind their backs
Gossip is food for the common man. Don't speak negatively about others behind their backs because it makes you a coward. Talk to the person if you don't like something about them. It may hurt the person's feelings, but that's better because the person can improve himself as a result of your feedback.
They are far too lazy to read books
It's difficult to find someone who reads on a daily basis. Reading is a good substitute for today's meaningless entertainment. Read every day, and you'll be one step closer to success.
They read in a passive manner
If you read passively, you will still be average. It is a waste of time to read solely for the purpose of consuming information and then leaving it at that. Read in order to think and act. After finishing a book, consider what you've read, summarize it, share it with your friends, or do anything else that will keep the information from becoming stagnant in your mind.
They despise creating
It takes time and effort to create anything. And we all know that it is much easier to be a consumer than it is to be a creator. Be a maker. Write a book, start a podcast, or make a video. There are numerous things you can create in this world, and it would be a waste of your time if you did not do at least one of them.
They don't have a clear goal
It's been widely publicized. You must live with a goal in mind. But having a goal isn't enough. Your motivation must be strong. To develop a strong purpose, you must remind yourself of it every day. If it doesn't compel you to keep moving, it's time to find a new one.
They refer to others as “average
No, I'm not referring to you as an ordinary person in this article. That is entirely up to you. Finally, no one has the right to label others as average. In this world, no one is average; their actions are average, but the people who perform them are not. So, instead of looking at others as if you're better than them, look at yourself. You are who you are, and they are who they are. Everyone has the potential to succeed if they stop doing the same things over and over.
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