Over the weekend, I decided to pick a new read. I wanted something that is motivating and fun to read. So after spending an hour or two while sifting through books at Textbook Center, Galleria, I came a cross a book by the name, ‘An Enemy Called Average‘ The title grabbed my attention. The fact that on the cover, there was a WARNING word and a sentence below that reads “Truths in this book can be hazardous to areas of mediocrity in your life” made me want to know exactly what the author John L. Mason meant when he wrote that statement. I carefully went through the pages, and the messages resonated well with me. I totally became engrossed with truths in the text. I felt like the book was giving me pep talk especially on matters and choices that I neglected in the past.
The book has wisdom from different scholars and the Bible that has been written so beautifully. The nuggets in this book guides one, on how they can become great by overcoming mediocrity and the average mentality. As I continue to enjoy the wisdom shared in this book, I want to share with you some of my favorite texts. I won’t explain the texts because 1. They are self explanatory 2. I want you to grab your own copy so that you can be mentally challenged and renewed.
Kindly note that these are the words of John Mason from his book ‘An Enemy Called Average‘
- The only way we can lose is to quit. Quitting is the only decision we can make that can keep us from reaching God’s goals in our lives.
- Our words are seeds planted in other people’s lives; we need to speak words of life and light.
- Fear is a poor chisel for carving out tomorrow. Always view your future from a position of faith.
- You reap what you saw. Doing the best at this moment puts you in a better place for the next moment.
- The past is the past; it has no life. We should learn to profit from the past and to invest in the future.
- Living a double life will get you nowhere twice as fast.
- Are you in the path of something absolutely marvelous or something absolutely mediocre?
- Gain control of your time and you will gain control of your life.
- The best time of the day is now. Do not put off until tomorrow what you should have done yesterday
- Do more than sing. Worship
- One thing about God’s gifts and calling is that they are permanent and enduring.
- The only place to start is where you are.
- Having a bad life requires as much energy as having a good life.
- Never allow an obstacle in your life to become an alibi.
- Do not stop after success; keep the forward momentum.
- Do not spend your entire lives letting down buckets into empty wells and then waste your days trying to pull them up again.
- Even a turtle doesn’t get a head unless he sticks his head out.
- Rising above mediocrity never just happens; it is always a result of faith combined with works.