“My mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope.’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” Pablo Picasso
Someone once said, “the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.” Don’t be average. Whatever you want to be, focus on being the best at it. Be a student of your craft. Don’t do everything for a paycheck, attention or accolades. Do it for the love of it and for the ability to achieve at your highest level.
Whatever you’re gifted to do, do it well. Do the little things that make a big difference. Do it like a pro, especially when no one is watching because soon what you’ve perfected in secret will show itself in excellence publicly. Remember: opportunities come to those who are prepared. So focus on your preparation as you aim to be the best at what you love.