原标题：How can i stop being average ?
Here’s how you stop being average:
When you wake up in the morning and need to brush your teeth, and you
have that thought, “Oh, I should actually floss too,” then floss.
“That was very good of you.”
When you go to make yourself breakfast and you have that thought, “Oh, I
said I was going to eat healthier,” make the healthy choice instead of
the unhealthy one.
When you go to head to train for work and you have the choice between
taking the stairs or the escalator, and you hear that voice in your head
that says, “Oh, I said I was going to be more physically active,” take
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When you get into work and you sit down in front of your first task, and
you have that thought, “Oh, I said I was going to work on being more
productive,” turn off all distractions and get to work—instead of
browsing Facebook, for example.
When you leave work and you’re exhausted and you have that thought, “Oh,
I said I was going to work on my book this week,” don’t go to the bar.
Go home and work on your book.
“When I was fourteen, I started to form a habit which I have maintained
for a decade and has become one of the keystones of my success. I doubt
that any self-help book would ever suggest this habit to the readers,
because it does sound a little ridiculous at the beginning. Yet, its
power goes beyond one’s imagination.”
When you get ready for bed and you feel like winding down, and you have
that thought, “I said I was going to read more instead of watching so
much Netflix,” pick up a book instead of opening a web browser.
Being average is a choice—that’s what a lot of people don’t
“I pick up the trash I see anytime, anywhere.”
You know what you need to do. And a tiny, faint voice in your head
reminds you of what you need to do, or what you had said you were going
to do, a lot more often than you might realize.
Start listening to that voice.
“This habit endowed me with the courage and mental toughness to bend
down in the public, do the dirty job from day to day, and never give up
what I believe is right regardless of the way people look at me.”
Start choosing what you “need” to do more often than you fall back into
the habit of doing what you “want” to do.
Greatness, then, is nothing more than a daily practice.
“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”