Most of us feel satisfied when we accomplish something that needs to be done. Did we get the job done? Yes. But did we put in the extra effort to make it the best of our potential? Hmmm.
If you did that little bit extra, whether it be in your work, in your relationships, in your hobbies, in the gym, or even on your self-discipline practices, could your results be any better?
Making an extra phone call at work, sending an extra text message to a loved one, practicing an extra 15 minutes in your soccer training session, an extra 10 pushups at the gym, or just reading an extra 5 pages of your favorite personal improvement book/website. Could you make a big difference over time with a little extra effort?
Have a look at this short video and see what can be achieved with just a little extra work:
I am sure you are familiar with the different prize money allocations in various sports when it comes to first prize and second prize. The difference is phenomenal even though it was a close call. One extra goal in soccer, an extra run in baseball, a stroke less in golf, a millisecond less in Formula 1, the list goes on and on. It’s the difference between winning and losing and being a success and making history, instead of being mediocre and probably forgotten.
“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
How about the difference of pay in your paycheck to your managers’ paycheck? What about the CEO’s pay to your managers pay? The top rank in a network marketing company to the second highest paid rank in the same company – thousands of dollars, a huge difference!
Are you now willing to make that extra commitment to steam that train, because when that train starts moving it picks up momentum, making it almost impossible to stop it from reaching its destination. Pick your destination, choose your route and have the will power to put in that extra 1 degree of effort to get steam out of water, making the wheels turn round.
Now all you have to do is decide where you’re going to focus on using that extra effort, and why it’s important to you.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
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