Not Average

startYou can say a lot of things about me, but you can’t say I live an average life.

You don’t have to live one either.

There’s this guy called Jon Acuff who wrote a few books. Two you should read are called Quitter and Start. Both deal with how you can quit your average life and start living a fulfilled life. And they are not just big concept ideas, but real, practical concepts for making that happen. I’m involved in something now called the #StartEXP.

A little over a year ago, after Quitter came out, but before Start, I quit my job to pursue my dream. My passion. My calling. You can read all about that if you want.

Since then it’s been quite an adventure. Not everything has panned out like I’d hoped. My bank account is smaller than I imagined. My freelance workload is lighter. But God has seen us through every day. And as we talk about where we are, and where we are going, we always come back to the knowledge that we are doing what God has called us to do.

The average person doesn’t leave his good paying, but 60-hr-per-week job to try something new. The average person doesn’t strip most of the extras out of the budget in order to do work you love.

The average person doesn’t produce an independent religious sitcom that can be seen around the world. The average person doesn’t create content that could change someone’s life.

The average person doesn’t take classes to get better at his passion and calling. The average person doesn’t consume books and videos about how to do his craft better, how to create content for almost no money that is still engaging and effective.

The average person waits for permission to follow their dream, calling, passion.

The average person dreams but doesn’t do. He lets fear and uncertainty rule.

Don’t be average. What are you waiting for? Start today.