The Enemy Called Average …
A lot of time, people think that the real enemy is the person that had a fight with you. No no no , one thing we fail to understand is the fact that there is an enemy called average ; this is the real enemy.
You think everyone is better than you are. You want to take life easy, and maybe slowly. You wonder how that guy gets on with everyone and is incharge of his game. You are afraid you will hurt people if you showed up like you were smart and have some powerful ideas up your sleeve. Well, you are the man called average, and you are an enemy to yourself. Read more on: Where Are You Going ?
Let’s get something straight here. The outgoing guy, the one who likes to be seen and heard –call him the extroverted guy if you like –is not some super human. He is just like you and me; he just believe deeply in himself, and is his own greatest fan. On the other hand, introversion does not necessarily mean taking the back seat. It simply means another way of doing things; a more reserved way of being forceful.
The Enemy Called Average … YOUR ENEMY IS THE MAN CALLED AVERAGE.
Here’s a typical example. I know a young girl from a very poor home. They were so poor they hardly had three square meals, and what they ate was nothing of nutritional value. Going to school was also ruled out because her parents could not afford to pay the fees. Life was that bad. This girl did petty trading alongside her mother to provide for the family.
As she grew up she became more beautiful, and men began to notice. They soon started to take advantage of the poor girl. They would patronise her, and lure her to go to bed with them. This continued for a longwhile. Then one day, the young woman decided this was not what she wanted for herself. She began to buy books with the extra money she made from those men, and started studying at night when the rest of the family went to bed.
With time she learned to read and write. To cut a long story short. She approached a big firm and asked to market for them. Of course she could not tender a qualification, but she assured them of her experience. After about eighteen months of working for them and bringing in good returns, they decided to make her a full staff. Read More On: Stop Caring About What People Think Of You.
The story ends with, our young girl, now a young woman, became financially free to carter for not just herself but her family. She enrolled herself in a part time school, and began to nurse a higher ambition to life. If the young girl, now a young woman, had succumb to the dictates of her situation and counted herself a nobody, she would never had taken those steps to get out of a biting poverty.Read More On: Determined Personality
The moral of the story? Never put a restraint to what you are capable of becoming in life. Do not allow people, events, or circumstance decide your future. Take an adventurous tour of life to become ALL that you are capable of becoming. No apologies.
The Enemy Called Average …
written by Gloria Okezie-Okafor