To be or not to be average
This post is a somewhat spin off of my One Year post. We have all been placed here for a purpose, and life’s greatest quest is finding that purpose. I had a conversation the other day with a friend about how to live life and the word average came up. That lead to the discussion of whether or not going through life as average was the way to go, which lead to the argument of if anyone besides your family and close friends will remember you after you die.
My stance on that argument is and will always be that we would not be here if we were meant to go through the motions of life. We have something to accomplish with our lives and ‘just doing enough’ is a waste of this life we have been given. I saw a quote this morning that I feel fits this concept well and it said “You are a piece of the puzzle of someone’s life. You may never know where you may fit”. After reading that it made me think of the lives we interact with everyday(whether we realize it or not) and how being the best version of yourself as often as you possibly can(because we are human and are allowed to have ‘off/bad’ days) impacts those lives. I want to live a life that makes a difference for someone else. I want to use the opportunities I have been blessed with and use them to open the doors for someone else who was not blessed with the same opportunities.
Everyone has the chance to do something great with their life, but unfortunately not everyone will. If you are living your life in the search of what sets your soul on fire and you are trying to discover what you have been placed here to do, then I firmly believe you are living an above average life. I can’t promise in your search for your fire/your purpose that you will make an impact on someone’s life, but I really think it would be hard not to do just that. By being the best you and doing more than going through the motions, who is to say you aren’t inspiring someone to do something more with their life as well?
So in closing never settle for average, or just enough. You are important, you have a purpose, and you can make a change. Go out and live your best life.