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Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
-- John Dryden
 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Above and beyond

When life asks for a single measure of effort, give two, or three. When just a little bit of patience and understanding is called for, give a lot.

When a small thing is expected of you, give more than what’s expected. Once you’ve worked yourself into a positive, productive, value-creating state, keep it going for a while.

Every extra effort draws immense leverage from all the ordinary efforts that have preceded it. Once you have positive momentum established, it pays to make the most of it.

The longer you extend that momentum, the more powerful it grows. In such a situation, even a small extra effort can produce large and impressive results.

If you stop when you’ve done just the bare minimum, you walk away from all the momentum you’ve created. What a shame it would be to waste something so valuable that you’ve worked to create.

Instead, choose to go above and beyond. You’ll find that every extra effort will add greatly to life’s richness.

— Ralph Marston

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