“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” –Claude Thomas Bissell (former president of the university of toronto)
Most people whether they realize it or not… are followers. Many times, we all fall victim to “mob mentality”… and just do things which may harm us, which may lead us astray, etc — just because “everybody else is doing it”.
Whether it’s wrong or right… most people will follow what the group is doing, just because everybody’s doing it.
“If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?”
We’ve all heard that saying before, but have you ever taken a moment to just reflect on how deep that saying is? Basically it means that before we take an action just because “everybody’s doing it”… we should examine that potential action. Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t necessarily mean that that is the right decision for you.
Key thing to remember today friend is this: Being average and like everybody for the most part sucks.
Average people work long hours and jobs they hate… they live strenuous lives that typically have no meaning or purpose to it… they struggle in their relationships… and oh yes, did I forget to tell you — they are typically broke and in debt.
If you want to be AVERAGE in life, keep on doing what average people do in life… which is follow what everybody else is doing.
But if you want to be extraordinary and fulfill your potential, don’t be fearful to take calculated risks in life. Risk more than others are willing to risk!
Don’t be afraid to care for those people who are closest to you in your life.
Learn to dream and imagine yourself in a wealthier, healthier, happier and more abundant state than you are in right now.
…and most of all, EXPECT the best in your life!