7 Ways to be Average


Yep; guess that is one way you could describe this list.

Instead, this is a small list of consistent noticeable traits that I’ve noted in others who always seem to never excel or achieve their individual perceived greatness.

Personally, I would look at this list for those who ARE trying to accomplish amazing things as a NOT TO DO list.

1. Always think negative

Always find the bad in life and complain about it to anyone that will listen. This validates your opinion and will help convert others to your way of thinking. It’s no fun being miserable by yourself.

2. Blame everyone else

It’s never your fault and it never will be. As long as everything is in your favor and goes exactly as you planned in life is ok, but if one iota is misplaced then blame it on that little bastard that threw the monkey wrench in your perfect delicate plan.

3. Do the minimum amount in everything

Why do more when the minimum gets the job done? Completion is better than perfection, leave that to those people that actually have time on their hands; your too tired and busy with other things than to worry about doing more.

4. Quit after a few weeks

If you are not good at it right off the bat, quit and don’t waste your energy. In addition, if you find that you’re not getting results after two weeks remember point #2, it’s not your fault; it’s there’s for making things so difficult that you didn’t get the result in a few weeks.

aint no body got time for dat | 7 ways to be average | fitness revolution rowlett5. Spend more on supplements than real food

Eating healthy is too expensive! Have you seen the price of free range meat and organic vegetables!? Seriously, you can take that money and go buy some protein bars, shakes and a few post workout supplements; surely they will give you the same results for less money and you won’t have to spend all that time preparing. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

6. Get jealous of the people doing better than you

The nice thing to do is be nice to their face but as soon as they turn around, complain to everyone how they cheated (even if they didn’t) and they don’t deserve the success they are having. Only your method works, they just got lucky.

7. Don’t read anything new

Reading is for nerds with too much time on their hands. I mean why read and research when all you have to do is turn on TV and watch a YouTube clip that will just tell you everything in a few short minutes. In fact, why are you reading this? You know that you know this already; you’re too tired and have other things you need to do.


Admit it, you KNOW people who think this way on a daily basis.

When I wrote this I didn’t think that it would leave such a disdainful taste in my mouth for those that chose to think this way.

I think I need to go pet a puppy to feel better.

In this industry, we see a lot of people that come in with excuse after excuse on why they don’t have the time or can’t workout, and these people tend to be the negative ones always picking at everyone else’s motives and actions.

I tend to avoid these people at all cost because it is such a toxic environment that hovers around them and it drains me.

Don’t be average, don’t settle for mediocrity. Be great, be amazing, live and awesome life that makes those “average” people jealous.


In Health and Awesomeness,

Travis Merritt, BS, CPT, (and other letters behind the name) is the Owner of Rowlett Transformation Center in Rowlett, TX.

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