Let me start this whole thing by stating that I believe that you can become amazing. You can become the parent your kids need, the spouse your mate deserves, and the believer that Christ intended you to be. You can be your own hero. This means you don’t need to wait for a big break, a lucky strike, or a handout from someone else. I believe that to end average, it means that you create a vibrant, energetic, and meaningful life that is not only fulfilling to you but also to everyone around you. The biggest problem with achieving this is that there are barriers that bog us down, and we allow them to happen! These barriers are things like debt, selfishness, laziness, indifference, and spending time and money on things that don’t matter. Raise your hand if you’ve got any of those. To some degree we all do. What can we do to overcome these barriers and make sure that they have the least amount of influence over us from here on out? That’s where End Average comes in.
There’s no magic formula or special prayer that you can pray to gain more patience or compassion. These and other positive traits come from taking the opportunities we get to use them each day and allowing God to work in our lives. I’ve spent the past decade of my life intentionally trying to become the best version of myself that I can be. I’m nowhere near perfect, but I can share the secrets with you that I’ve learned along the way so that you can cut your learning curve in half. I’ll tell you upfront though, progress takes work and will be frustrating at times. I want to help you figure out who that version of you is. We will plant the seed of hope, and water it with grit and prayer so that we can watch that acort turn into the mighty tree you are. Every bit of the improvement that has stuck with me came from persisting and sticking with small habits and changes. Think of it this way, if you’re walking in a straight line and you deviate by a few degrees, the difference isn’t really noticeable after a few steps. But, if you stick with that course for any significant amount of time the deviation is huge!
Applying the concepts of ending average to our busy and complicated lives works like this – we can break down most of our lives into four categories: faith, relationships, finances, and health. In the blog and courses on EndAverage.com we will look at biblically-based lessons that teach us how to develop growth habits and routines that instill growth right into our lives. This sets us on the path to shedding bad habits, surrounding ourselves with the positive and uplifting influences we need, and growing the discipline we need to stick to behaviors that make us better every day. I’m also realistic and know that this happens one step at a time, so don’t beat yourself up if it takes a while to learn how to budget your money, or remain patient when your kids misbehave. To end average is to rise above the average behaviors of the old you and replace it with your new higher standards. This creates a new normal for you. A new version of you who saves money and doesn’t worry about making ends meet at the end of the month, a new you who people want to be around because you are genuine, honest, and faithful. The new you is on track to remaining energetic, alert, and pain-free so that you can pick up your grandkids and pass on your wisdom and faith to them. The new you has a genuine and fulfilling relationship with God that is fruitful and always growing.
For now, I leave you with this thought: every decision you make either gets you closer to, or further away from the person you should be.
Let’s end average together.
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