Is a C Average? A “C” Average GPA is a mean grade calculated from the marks attained in a certain examined course. A GPA of 2.00 points is considered fair by many institutions and is also referred to as a C average GPA, which is calculated by adding all the course grades’ equivalents, and then dividing the total by the number of grades and finally, rounding the figure to 2 decimal places.
In the Sound of Music the family sings, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Status quo is a Latin term meaning the existing state of affairs. It is the nominal form of the prepositional Latin phrase “in statu quo” – literally “in the state in which”, which itself is a shortening of the original phrase in statu quo res erant ante bellum, meaning “in the state in which things were before the war”. To maintain the status quo is to keep the things the way they presently are.
We must begin where we are; no progress is made wishing and hoping. The time to start is now. Each and every one of us entered this world unique and one of a kind, not a copy.
“I have found that it is better to be alone than in the wrong company. A single conversation with the right person can be more valuable than many years of study.. ”
― John Mason
John Mason wrote a great book, “An Enemy Called Average“ Are you on the couch? Are your dreams and goals sitting there with you? You are in the fight of your life, and you must defeat the enemy, the enemy called average. What is average? What exactly is that? Is your favorite pastime taking care of the kids or working eight to five Monday through Friday, then plopping down on the sofa every night watching mindless sitcoms, or is watching CSI your thing? Is that average?
Our jobs are important. Having a routine, a process — is critical. Activity does not create accomplishment. Accomplishment is achievement. Achievement is something accomplished by superior ability, special effort. We should hit the floor every morning, start everyday being on the offensive, taking the initiative to open the door to opportunity. People who achieve understand that opportunity is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
There’s arguably never been a worse time to be a mediocre, average or typical employee. For most firms today, mediocrity is a cost to be managed and a burden to be borne, not a potential to cultivate or a resource worthy of serious investment. — Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review
Teams pull together, great teams look for opportunities to invest in one and other. Opportunity comes in many guises. Do you recall who gave you one? Take time this week to achieve two impressive tasks. Help a teammate, give them an opportunity to learn, to achieve and send a card, make a call; say thank you to someone who witnessed your talent and gave you an opportunity in the past.
Each and every one of you is special to the Team. Each of us has much to learn; it takes initiative. This is a special company; you are part of a special Team. Thanks for all you do. Thanks for bringing it every day and helping others. Customers can be difficult, the market can be tricky, candidates can be challenging; our greatest strength knows we are not average. We’re not because you are not common, standard or ordinary. Each of you brings opportunity and value.
All the runners in the race compete; only one wins.
Run to Win.