Monday, November 14th, 2016
An important principle of success in all walks of life and in all occupations is a willingness to “Go The Extra Mile“; which means the rendering of more and better service than that for which one is paid, and giving it in a positive mental attitude.
Successful people go the extra mile – and they stand out as a result. They grow their businesses twice as fast and attract the best employees. Best of all, they go home at night feeling satisfied and bursting with self-confidence.
If you want to excel, stop focusing on what’s in it for you. Don’t worry about whether it’s fair to give more when you’re not being compensated or recognized for it. Don’t adopt the “it’s not my job” mentality. This type of attitude shows that you’re focused on yourself, but you’ll see bigger results more quickly if you make other people the focus of your attention.
Going the extra mile shows that you pay attention to detail, that you consider all the small things that really make a business successful, that you care about your image, and that you belong with all the other people who work hard to achieve. You will attract new business and new opportunities.
Be willing to treat everyone like you’d treat your dearest friend. Don’t skimp on service. Don’t be mediocre or run of the mill. Show people what you are capable of. Show them that you care about your image and reputation. When it comes to success, the people who are willing to go the extra mile get there that much faster!
Summing-up: If you want to really excel in business, school and life, go the extra mile. Give the people around you – your customers, your team, your family – more than they expect, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded.