• Akshita Rai Shrivastava

Why There is Nothing Wrong with Being Average

Updated: Oct 3


I am average at everything and there is nothing wrong with that. I have ample flaws, talk about my curly hair, my weird nose, my inability to concentrate, do maths or even cook. I have never been the prettiest or the smartest person in the room.


Though I constantly work on being better at what I do, being better than everyone else has never been my goal. It is not that I am not ambitious, but I care about my well being enough to not pressurise myself to be the best in everyone books because being best is subjective. Like my opinion of who is the best businessman can differ from yours.


If you are not like me and thrive under pressure then don’t read further, but if you are on the other side of the picture, remember that being average is not a bad thing as long as you are trying. Your effort is worth more than any of your achievements and the people who tell you that nobody remembers the person who comes second, just ask them who was the first person to go to the north pole.


Work to be better at the things you can and let go of the things you cannot control. There is nothing wrong with being average and it doesn’t guarantee your failure as most of the successful people you see around you are as average as you are, the only difference is that they didn’t let the pressure of being the best destroy them. They worked hard, failed hundreds of time before succeeding by being better from their old self.


You can do that too if you just see beyond all this pressure to excel.

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