WHY YOU SHOULD GO THE EXTRA MILE.
July 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
Let’s first of all look at the dictionary definition of going the extra mile.
To try harder to please someone or to get the task done correctly; to do more than one is required to do to reach a goal.
If you are a bright person and you read the definition above it should be just enough to make you understand why the title of this post is 100% correct and am sure you do not need to continue reading this post but there is more that needs to be discussed on this topic give me the chance to elaborate.
Nothing will and I repeat nothing will rip rewards for your in business or please your boss like going the extra mile. Promotions are earned this way, profits are made the same way, politicians win election by going the extra mile, and when it come to making love uhhh love uhhhmmm yeaaah love, go the extra mile for your other half while you make love and see what she will do for you in return. “I hope my mother is not reading this”.
Give one and you will get 100 back, what do I mean by this statement? For every ounce of energy you give you will receive 100 times in return. And remember it works both ways go out and rob from people and you will lose a hundred times that which you have robbed.
Positive mental attitude. You will need a good attitude as you go the extra mile going the extra mile in telling lies about your boss will get you nowhere in fact you are most likely to get yourself fired so remember go the extra mile but only with a positive mental attitude.
The story of the man that went the extra mile and his Boss.
Mr. Schwab first came to Mr.Carnegie’s attention when he was working as a labourer in one of the steel master’s plants. Close observation revealed that Mr. Schwab always performed more and better service than that for which he was paid. Moreover, he performed it with a pleasing mental attitude, which made him popular among his fellow workers. He was promoted from one job to another until at long last in 1901 he was made president of the great United States Steel Corporation at a salary of $75,000 a year.
Not through all the ingenuity of man, or all the schemes that men resort to in order to get something for nothing, could Charles M Schwab, the day labourer, have earned as much as $75,000 during his entire lifetime if he had not willingly adopted and followed the habit of going the extra mile.
On some occasions Mr.Carnegie not only paid Mr.Schwab’s salary, which was generous enough, but he gave him as much as $1,000,000 as a bonus in addition to his regular salary. When Mr. Carnegie was asked why he gave Mr.Schwab a bonus so much greater than his salary, he replied in words that every worker, regardless of his job or wages, might well ponder. “I gave him his salary for the work he actually performed”, said Mr. Carnegie, “and the bonus for his willingness to go the extra mile”, thus setting a fine example to his fellow workers”.
The rich and most successful of us mortals do it all the time that’s why they become successful and wealthy, so if you really want to be as successful as Bill Gates, Jesus, Barrack Obama, Oprah Winfrey or Celine Dionne and many more others. Then you better start the practice of going the extra mile right now.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.