Today, and everyday, deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra miles, and enjoy all the rewards you receive. You deserve them!
~ Og Mandino, Author and Public Speaker
- Today, and everyday, deliver more than you are getting paid to do
- Go the Extra Mile
Today, and everyday, deliver more than you are getting paid to do.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, tells the tale of a young camel boy, Hafid, who asks his master to become the greatest salesman in the world like him. His motivation was he wanted to change station because he was in love with the daughter of a rich man. His master sent him into Bethlehem and sell the fines robe money could by. After being in Bethlehem and about to give up he remembered why he was doing it.
He heard a noise outside the cave he was in. He saw a man, woman, and a baby wrapped in the parents robes. He felt sorry for the poor baby shivering in the night, gave the parents their robes back and wrapped the infant in the robe his master sent to sell. He went back to his master was coming up with all sorts of excuses for not selling the robe.
As Hafid approached the camp where his master wait in awe as a star rose up behind the approaching boy. Tears welled up in his eyes for he had witnessed a miracle. Hafid told the tale of how he went the extra mile and failed, to sell the robe. His master assured him he did not fail and gave him the secrets to happiness and wealth.
Sometimes you don't get paid for your services. Still go out there and be your best. Go out into the world with your head held high. There are many things you could do to go the extra mile.
Go the Extra Mile
- Do what others aren't willing to do
- Add a smile
- Say Hello
- Create a relationship
- Say please and thank you