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Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
-- Bertolt Brecht
 

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Do a little more

When you’ve done all that needs to be done, you’ve earned the opportunity to go above and beyond. Instead of stopping when you’re finished, you can take advantage of the momentum you’ve created.

When you do just what’s needed, just what’s expected, you’ll always manage to get by. Yet by adding a little extra effort, you can exceed expectations and move into the realm of greatness.

When you’ve given the task all you can, consider giving a little more. That extra effort will magnify the value of what you’ve already done.

In a 14-minute, 5000 meter footrace, the difference between first and second place is often just a few hundredths of a second. Just a fraction of a percent of extra effort, of extra speed, wins the race.

Extra effort transforms mediocrity into excellence. Extra effort leverages what you’ve already done, sometimes increasing the reward by orders of magnitude.

If you’ve done enough, do a little more. Discover what a big difference it can make.

— Ralph Marston

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