More often than not, people complain about their average lives and their average achievements. Yet, something seems to get in the way of their success and drag them back down to their averageness, making it look impossible to break the cycle. Not anymore. Because you're about to learn how you can stop being average.

Let's start with the simple things. What exactly is average, you say? Well, I'm glad you asked. The average is a state of mind. It's the way you live your life when you're thinking about paying the bills, staying comfortable within your 'safe zone' and just being ok with what you've got without ever going after what you want.

So, if you really want to stop being average, then you need to rewire your brain and start thinking differently; not like the average person. At this point let's make something clear. It's totally ok to lead an average life. But that's all it is; just ok.

1. In order to live a great life and meet success, you ought to put adventure above safety and prefer the unknown over what you already know. Start making decisions for yourself. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; after all, that's the best way you can learn and improve at what you're doing. And that's about the best piece of advice you can get on that matter. Never be afraid to experiment and test things to see what's best for you.

2. Start listening to yourself. Next time you're about to do that thing that you've been wanting to do for a long time, but now you're just too lazy to do it? Well, this time don't let yourself get away with that excuse and just do it. Whether it's about going to the gym, organizing your office, working on a new idea that may give birth to your very first startup.

As Shia Labeouf says - and Nike agrees, judging from its t-shirts - 'Just do it'! At the end of the day, when you're lying on your bed thinking back at the busiest day you had had in such a long time, then you'll get it. Greatness - much like averageness - is a state of mind. It's a way of living. It's not a destination that you reach once and then stays there effortlessly forever. You become great through each day that you don't let go by.

3. Stop following average people. It's true. Most people are average, so by surrounding yourself with average people, you'll get stuck in the same place. Try to get inspired by successful people, those who live without following the standard quota.

Will it be easy? No! Absolutely not. It takes time, and it takes loads and loads of effort. But once you make greatness a must for you, working hard will come naturally as the logical road towards success. In any case, you need to stop waiting for great things to just happen to you, or saying that someday it'll come. Someday equals to never.

That's how it works. Take the time to ask yourself. Do you want other people to have an impact on you? Or do you prefer to have an impact on other people? Are you ok with altering yourself until you fit society? Or do you wish to make society a place that fits you? If you've got the right answer, then now you know how to go about it!

Author's Bio: 

From dropping out of school and working as a janitor to building multiple 7-figure profit businesses from scratch. Rafael built a brand as a motivational speaker in his early twenties, quickly reaching over 30-million people with his speeches. This became a gateway to supporting incredible entrepreneurs all over the world.

By helping bootstrapping business owners, Rafael learned how to make the very most out of very little...
Leading to astonishing ROI's for his clients, and a thriving consulting firm of his own.