Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Average is a Choice – Exceptional is a Mission

Average is a Choice – Exceptional is a Mission


Motivational Power Quote


Average is a Choice – Exceptional is a Mission

“Not doing more than the average is what

keeps the average down.”

William M. Winans  1824 -1887 author     



As I see it . . . . . . .


Average is a choice – exceptional is a mission


The big difference between average and exceptional is passion and dedication to be the best.


The question is:


What will move you into the exceptional category in your profession?


What would you have to do differentially in the future to become and remain exceptional?     


Would you being willing to pay the price to become a standout in your profession and a recognized leader?


In the Major League Baseball a profession baseball player that gets one hit every four times at a bat can make a living playing baseball.


The baseball player that gets one hit every three times at bat becomes a multi millionaire and has a big opportunity to elected into Baseballs Hall of Fame.


As a business professional we have to find the thin slice between getting one hit in four times at bat and one hit in three times at bat.


The difference is our mental preparation to get better and standout.


Average is a choice – exceptional is a mission. Exceptional is in our passion to be the best and dedication to reach the top of our profession.


©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 9 commentsLou Ludwig • January 28 2012 08:53AM


Lou: Great reminder about choices.  We don't consciously choose to be average, but if we don't consciously choose not to be, nothing will change.  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Andrew Capelli (Hoover Elementary) about 7 years ago

I like what you had to say Lou, and Andrew too, nothing will change if we don't do something about not being average.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 7 years ago

I liked that! Thanks Lou

Posted by Gabriela Agostinelli, your full time agent! (RE/MAX100) about 7 years ago

Good morning Lou,

Average is so boring, why settle for less than what you can be!?!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 7 years ago

Interesting point and way to look at it...very true....reminds me of studying in spain and hoping the curve is bad!  LOL

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 7 years ago

Good morning, Lou....great post.... one has to be passionate about what he/she does in order to be exceptional at it.....no passion leads to average, at best....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 7 years ago

Stealing this :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 7 years ago

If you are going to anything, why not commit to doing it extraordinary? I guess average is OK, but a choice not to play at that level.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 7 years ago

Best words I have read today "Average is a choice - exceptional is a mission." Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 7 years ago