Average Mediocrity

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It’s an interesting-and very unfortunate-observation that many people in society’s ubiquitous “middle class” are desperately unhappy with their existence. They struggle with jobs and careers that they really don’t enjoy while making barely enough to live comfortably-sometimes, not even that-in the process. The expansive dreams of youth have been replaced by the claustrophobic reality of a tread mill existence in a dead end career.

But the average mediocrity that describes the middle class-by definition-is easy to understand. The Law of Averages, which has been loosely translated from an actual scientific theorem of statistics, implies that you will neither win nor lose all of the time. In other words, and again by definition, most people are simply average. And one of the biggest determining factors for inclusion in the middle class, that class where most average people fall, is income.

Right now, the median income in the United States is about $ 50,000 per year. In double earner homes, mainly because average women tend to earn less than average men, that number predictably almost doubles, but not quite, to around $ 90,000 per household. It’s the norm, the average, for middle class people living a middle class existence. Many of those folks are comfortable with their existence, but to say they are truly happy with it might be a stretch.

The sad thing is that it doesn’t need to be this way. What you achieve in life is dependent upon one thing, and one thing alone-you. Whatever or whoever you think you are, that is what or who you will be. So if you are content to struggle under the burden of the average mediocrity that defines the middle class, then that is exactly what you will get. And to be clear, this isn’t just about money. It’s about time, freedom, and generally living a fulfilling, abundant and completely joyous life.

The first step in shedding the cloak of average mediocrity is to first decide that being average and living a mediocre life is no longer acceptable. Once a person chooses to improve their circumstances, the process of improvement begins immediately. By deciding to get off the corporate treadmill and take back control of one’s life, and by declaring that average mediocrity is no longer an acceptable condition, a key is turned and a lock is opened. The process of change can happen as quickly-and as massively-as a person wants it to. The hardest part of making it happen? Simply making the choice. Once that’s done, everything will fall into place.