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Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Habit Of Going The Extra Mile

In order for one to be successful, one would need to work earnestly, think positively, develop good character, continue to learn and be prepared to go the extra mile. Nothing extraordinary will be achieved unless one is prepared to go the extra mile.

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following?
The extra mile
.” - Gary Ryan Blair

Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do.

It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” - Og Mandino

"And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." - Matthew 5:41

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” - Jimmy Johnson

Always remember to deliver more than what you are getting paid to do!

Photo by squacco taken from this source

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8 comments:

surjit said...

A great message:
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Thanks Sam Chan, for sharing motivating thoughts. Good luck

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

You are a fabulous example of this.

I notice how your blogs add so much, you do extra little things that make your posts stand out, and you always leave great insights on my blog...

I appreciate your extraordinary gifts!

Warmest wishes my friend,

Jen

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! It means a lot!

Let's remind ourselves to put in the extra mile.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your continued support and interest in what I do.

I can see you put this into practice too! The effort you put in to change the template or design of your blog themes tell that!

Best wishes to you my friend

ES said...

The post is very motivating.

I have copied it and send to my family and friends.

You have made me think a lot more positively :)

Thanks Sam:)

Sam Chan said...

Hi ES,
I am glad that you find this post helpful. Thank you for sharing it to your family and friends.

Best wishes.

Honman said...

Great post. This is a great phrase “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” If we want to be extraordinary, we do little extra things that others don't. Hope that we will remember this phrase and put it into action.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Honman,
Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! Yes.. let's remember to put in the extra mile and do better turning ordinary to extraordinary.

Best Wishes