This is an interesting concept I discovered reading “Endure” by Cameron Hanes.
While the book may not be for everyone, there’s a lot of valuable takeaways, not to mention the amazing life story of Cameron himself.
One of the nuggets I really loved is captured in this quote:
“The rare people who do become truly exceptional at something do so not because they believe they’re exceptional. On the contrary, they become amazing because they are obsessed with improvement. And that obsession with improvement stems from on unerring belief that they are, in fact, not that great at all. It’s anti-entitlement. People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great – they are mediocre, they are average – and that they could be so much better.”
He talks about obsession. He talks about a focus on continuous improvement. He talks about the reality of our averageness. And he also talks about the reality of the possibility – that we can be so much better.
I love all of this.
The truth is we all are pretty darn average. The truth is we all can be and can get better.
The truth is with incredible discipline, consistency and intensely hard work – many of us can experience greatness – however we choose to define it.
It’s this attitude and mindset that really inspires me to stay on the path. To keep grinding. To keep believing in the possibility – and that you may just get there.
Embrace your averageness.
And let it drive you.