An Enemy Called Average
What is your life's dream?
How do you plan to get there?
All of us want to be the best we can be. But sometimes, all too often in fact, we become mired in mediocrity.
Our latest book, An Enemy Called Average by John Mason, will show you how to go beyond ordinary to extraordinary...to move to where you dream to be...to find fulfillment in your life.
The author of 14 books that have sold more than 1.4 million copies, John is also a noted speaker
An Enemy Called Average
and founder and president of Insight International, an organization dedicated to helping people reach their dreams and fulfill their destinies.
Today, I'd like to share an excerpt from An Enemy Called Average that will open your eyes to the importance of your choice of words in realizing your dreams:
An excerpt from
An Enemy called Average
by John Mason
What we say is important. Our vocabulary should be filled with words of hope and dreams. Be known as someone who speaks positively.
Recently I saw a sign under a mounted large mouth bass. It read, "If I had kept my mouth shut I wouldn't be here." How true! Don't jump into trouble mouth first.
Let me pose this question for you: Starting today what would happen if you changed what you said about your biggest problem, your biggest opportunity?
I don't know if you've had this conversation or not, but last month I turned to my wife Linda while we were sitting together in our family room and said, "Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state dependent on some machine. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
She immediately got up, walked over and unplugged the TV.
"Our words create our worlds," says Dean Sikes. Your words have the power to start fires or quench passion.
Don't be like the man who joined a monastery in which the monks were allowed to speak only two words every seven years. After the first seven years had passed, the new initiate met with the abbot, who asked him, "Well, what are your two words?"
"Food's bad," replied the man, who then went back to his silence.
Seven years later the clergyman asked, "What are your two words now?"
"Bed's hard," the man responded.
Seven years later - twenty-one years after his initial entry into the monastery - the man met with the abbot for the third and final time. "And what are your two words this time?" the abbot asked.
"Well, I'm not surprised," the cleric answered disgustedly. "All you've done since you got here is complain!"
Don't be like that man; don't be known as a person whose only words are negative. If you're a member of the "negative grapevine," resign.
Don't wait another moment to become the person you are meant to be. An Enemy Called Average will give you the keys you need to unlock your dreams.
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An Enemy Called Average by John Mason, will show you how to go beyond ordinary to extraordinary and to move to where you dream to be.
As a leader, deciding to make changes is the easy part. Getting your people on board is more difficult. Why is that? Quite simply, change is an emotional process. We are all creatures of habit who usually welcome routine... and uncharted waters are scary!
The truth, of course, is that change can be a wonderful gift. In fact, it is the key that unlocks the doors to growth and excitement in any organization. And, most importantly, without it... your competition will pass you by.
A big part of success, as a leader, will be your ability to inspire your team to get out of their comfort zones; to assure them that even though they are on a new path, it's the right path, for the right reasons.