I read this friend’s post Facebook just now. I thought you would enjoy reading it.
[from the book “Simple Secrets for Becoming Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” by David Niven]
‘Everywhere around you there are average people. They entice you into being more like them by offering their acceptance and by leading you to believe that everyone else is already more like them than you are.
But the “average-person sales pitch” leaves out that you will be sacrificing your goals, sacrificing your individuality and unique ideas – leading a life that is not so much yours as it is determined by the preferences of your group.
“A person who wants to be a leader must turn his back to the crowd.”
Psychologists have observed that bad habits can spread through an office just like a contagious disease. Employees tend to mirror the bad behaviors of their coworkers, with factors as diverse as low morale, poor work habits, and theft from the employer all rising based on the negative behavior of peers.’
Winners resist the urge to be average.