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Why It's Okay to Be Average

Many people grow up thinking that they’re special and unique. While that is certainly true to an extent, there are cases where a person may not always be the best at what they do.

While they certainly aren’t the worst either, they may find happiness in more straightforward terms regarding their career and future. Nevertheless, it’s not a bad thing to be average. In fact, it can even be empowering in its own way. Here are some points on why it’s okay to be “just okay”:

  1. It helps us to be realistic.

The truth is: Most people are ordinary at a lot of things. While others excel academically, others may find themselves better attuned to sports or art. Eventually, it can inspire others to not give up and find their own niche.

  1. It teaches us to be forgiving with our expectations.

When we accept that we aren’t excellent at many things, we suddenly start treating ourselves with more compassion. Gifted individuals may find it hard to relax because they must constantly excel and push themselves to the limit. While that’s admirable, it can also be dangerous, especially when we force children to take on more than they can handle.

  1. It gives us time to figure out what matters to us.

Accepting that we are average at certain things enables us to ask the fundamental questions:

  • What am I good at?
  • Is there something I’m passionate about?
  • Is it alright to be average at something I really love?
  • Is it okay to not be ambitious with my dreams and future?

Once you reflect on these questions, you realize what matters to you alone. Additionally, you begin to define your own meaning of success. Once you start doing that, you become less likely to please others for the sake of it.

Being average is special all in itself. If you find yourself a jack of all trades but a master of none, you may be more gifted than you realize! After all, being able to be good at many things is still worthy of praise and admiration.

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