Average is a Prison


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If you do what everyone else does you’ll get what everyone else gets, which isn’t much.

Here’s what average looks like in America:

  • The average American is 17 pounds overweight.
  • The average American watches 33 hours of TV a week.
  • The average American reads just four books a year.
  • The average American works just 34.4 hours per week.
  • The average American spends 116 minutes a day (about 2 hours) on social media.
  • The average American spends five hours a day on their cell phone.
  • The average American consumes eleven alcoholic drinks a week.
  • The average American exercises just seventeen minutes a day.
  • The average American has less than $1,000 in savings.
  • The average American makes $56,516 a year in income.

If you’re average, you’re in good company. Are you happy with being average?

Most are not.

If you want to be better than average, you have to do better than the average. You have to eat less, exercise more, watch less TV, spend less time on your cell phone, drink less alcohol, make more money and save more money.

The above average person has superior habits. They do things the average are unwilling to do.

Average is a prison. It’s time to break out of prison.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. Amused Observer says:

    If I had an average American income I’d be wealthy by now.

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