As Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist William Henry Mauldin said, “I feel like a fugitive from th’ law of averages.”
How do you see yourself? Bill Mauldin chronicled the everyday hardships of war for a soldier through his cartoon characters Willie and Joe. Slumped over and disheveled, they felt they were constantly on a down streak like getting several heads in a row in a coin toss when they bet on tails. In the layman’s understanding of the law of averages, tails should come soon. However, that is a logic error since the desired outcome would be based simply on luck. Don’t leave your life up to chance waiting for things to turn around. Flee from average. View each “toss”, or new action, as independent of current circumstances or past results. Use your power of choice. If you have a family history of diabetes, commit to monitoring your glucose levels and lifestyle habits. If your relationship failed, commit to deepening your relationship with yourself. If your bank account is low, commit to saving. If you want to be successful, act successful in your posture and attitude about life. Instead of being a probability, be an anomaly–making intentional decisions and crafting your own brand of success.
Until next time, remember-it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy.