Attitudes about Average

I heard the most interesting quote today.  I think I may like it, but I am not sure.  The quote offered was this:  “average is at the top of bad and at the bottom of good therefore we must strive for excellence.”  I live in Lake Wobegon where, as you know, everyone is above average but yet the question remains regarding our attitudes toward average.  I think I have decided that it is definitely according to one’s perspective.

I can be average and something for which I am not gifted and really be doing an excellent job; for me.  Yet, if I am gifted for something and only function in an average way then I am being lazy and not living up to potential.

For me it becomes a matter of developing one’s gifts to the maximum and doing all to the glory of God.

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