Say for example you decide today that you need to change the status of your health for the better and you magically expect it to become better just because you wished for it without actually doing something about it. If you really wanted to change your situation in this scenario you’d look up few articles online, read books on the matter, change your food habits, work out and maybe you would even learn to cook a few fresh and raw recipes, gradually your health situation would become better because your actions were well informed and you actively took part in the process of doing a little more. It’s about going the extra mile. You can't rush, just because it's necessary for us to go the extra mile doesn't mean we need to speed up to get there but then again that part depends totally on the circumstances of the situation.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” , sure but you can’t expect to be healthy just eating the apple one day and another one in 4 days or five. this is the thing > an apple a day keeps the doctor away.. you have to keep eating that apple everyday. You have to be constant .
We want a promotion ? We need to go the extra mile, we have to give more than others are giving, work more than others are working, and we’ll get that promotion, always the extra mile. If others are working 9-5 and so are we then there's clearly no way we can even expect to get attention, you become the average, the mass, no distinction, just like the others. Why do we then expect a better situation when we are not even willing to put more hours, effort and care… MORE THAN OTHERS - that will then make a difference.
If there's two people and they love you the same way and only one can stay with you, which one are you going to choose? The one that will go the extra mile for you, right? I think this very idea is applicable in almost every scenario of our lives.
I’ve seen numerous situations where two people having the same degrees, experience and expertise working in the same company yet one of them received a bigger salary than the other. The one that got a bigger paycheck, got it because his efforts were aligned with the idea of going the extra mile.
In anything that we do, it’s always the extra mile that receives the most attention, yet this is one thing most of us fail in. How about thanking your parents every once in awhile telling them how much you really love them and appreciate them constantly, the relationship with your parents is going to change. Put a little extra effort in caring about the people around you ( your colleagues, friends, family and maybe even some people you randomly stumble upon) and the dynamics of the relationship you have with them will change for the better and it will have an amazing effect on their personal lives and the lives of the people they touch and come in contact with because of your little extra effort.
The student who just does what the teacher says is a good student
but the student who goes the extra mile then receives ‘distinction’.
What are we then really aiming for? the average or distinction?