"Average never inspired anyone."
When is the last time something average inspired you? Average is commonplace. Average is meeting the standard. Average is showing up to practice, working hard, doing what the coach says, and going home to never think about your sport again. Average is showing up to work, doing your job, doing what your boss says and going home to prepare to do it all over again. There is honor in average. Doing what you are supposed to do is respectable. But, it's also boring. Boring doesn't inspire. I'm always inspired by that crazy person who decided they are going to take it 10 steps further. Their burning desire to achieve and willingness to win outweighs any reality that exists. They may not set out to inspire, but they do set out to be great. And true greatness is in what we can inspire others to do.