It’s easy to be average. Everyone’s doing it (or at least a whole lot of, well, average people).

Do just a little bit more than what’s required, and there you are: average.

It’s not that difficult. You don’t have to try too hard. It doesn’t take much extra effort.

Now we’re just like everyone else. Average. Regular. Mediocre. Run of the mill. Ordinary.

Yet we complain that we don’t make enough money for what it is we do. The average prices in our industry haven’t gone up in over 10 years!

There’s that word again: average.

If we’re just doing average work, why should we expect anything but average pay?

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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