Don’t have an Average Attitude

What kind of attitude do you have? Good, Bad, Average? I haven’t  seen as many bad attitudes lately as I usually do. 

One I am reminded of thoguh was a young man I met on line. I was surfing through my Facebook page when I saw some language that I really didn’t care for on my nephew’s page. I wrote a simple message that asked if the person could curb the language that was being used. It wasn’t long before this young man was cursing me out and he didn’t even know who I was. It is amazing the intestinal fortitude someone has from behind their computer screen. Anyway, I played with him a little bit and the young man was so off into his own world that he didn’t realize that his friend (My nephew) and I have the same last name. Well, he thought I was the father and after all the smack he was talking, he found out who I was, or at least who he thought I was he said, Oh snap you are the father. So very sorry sir. Again, behind his keyboard he was a bully. This young man had a very negative attitude and a very negative outlook on life. Why do you think he is that way? 

A lot of people have just an average attitude. Average is not good. Good is even worse. Do you know that a good attitude is actually worse than a average attitude? When a person has an average attitude at least you know how that person is going to be and act. You know what you are going to get. With a person who has a “good” attitude, the person is probably putting on a fascade. Although the person is showing you a good attitude, he may not be mentally in that good attitude. The person may not be telling you everything that is going on. It is kind of like going to the store and purchasing a fake Louis Vittan or Gucci. All the straps, buckles and lether is all there and looks the same, but it is indeed not the same. So what I really mean is that you really don’t know what you are going to get. All over America, people purchase fake when they really think they are getting real.

Why would you want to be average anyway?  Let us take the one component in our life that we use and can never ever get back. Time. Time is something that once it is spent, you can never get it back. You can’t go back to yesterday, a week ago, or longer. What average people do is just mosey along letting time be their enemy. They don’t have a concept of how time works. Sure they know in the morning it is breakfast time and time to go to work. In the afternoon, they go to lunch and after work, they come home and get dinner. Then when it is all over, they go to bed. Then they may ask themself, what did I do all day? But probably not. The next day and all through the week it is the same thing.

You need to surround yourself with great people and great attitudes. These people know about time and how to manage it. They understand passion and how to get to a goal, an end state. They know what it means by dreaming and how to turn the dream into a reality. Most of all, you have to remember that you are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with. If you want to be a Doctor, do you think it is smart to hang out with a bar tender? I suppose that while going through Med School you will meet a bartender or two. But seriously, It is all about seizing the opportunity. Some may remember the saying “Carpe Diem” which means to Seize the Day. You have to do things with a purpose. Average people don’t have a sense of urgency about them and so their day is the same day in and day out. Don’t hang out with them on a daily basis.

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