How to Not Be Average

What separates the successful people from the average people is the gap between dreaming and doing.

The successful person closes the gap.
The average person ignores the gap.

The successful person takes the chance.
The average person plays it safe.

Average people…

  • Talk about what needs to be changed.
  • Have self proclaimed solutions to problems.
  • Can tell others how to fix what’s wrong.
  • Figure out solutions to issues that they see.
  • Dream about what could be if they ever had enough _____.

Successful people…

  • Dream up solutions and do everything they can to see it happen.
  • See a problem and fix it themselves.
  • Sit in a meeting, leave, and do something with what they’ve envisioned.
  • Don’t criticize how others are doing something because they’re busy doing what they do.
  • Use their passion to make a difference.

Which are you?


  1. I’d like to think I fall under the successful group 100% of the time, but I know that’s not true. I think I’m a mix of the two, depending on the circumstance. BUT, I’m trying to learn to have the successful attitude in everything.

  2. Jonathan,
    Such a true post. If we want to accomplish our dreams then we must start doing. This requires us to stop dreaming about what could be and to start reaching(Doing) the things that will lead us to reaching our dreams.

    This is one of the reason I started a blog. So that it would add value to other leaders and help them develop. This is my passion and desire and having a blog helps me fulfill that desire. Thank you for being a leader ofter God’s heart.


  3. Bj

    Im only a teenager and i really dont want to be an average person i just started highschool and im gonna graduate in 3 years but i dont know where or how to start


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