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Put Forth That Extra Effort

Doing enough to just get by will get you more than ninety-five percent of the way to true greatness. If you’re managing to just get by, the extra effort needed to reach the next level is not really that much by comparison. Even so, very few people ever bother to make that effort.

Attitude is the key

The reason has more to do with attitude than with skill or ability. We often have this strange notion that effort is undesirable and to be avoided whenever possible. So many salespeople naturally put forth the minimum required effort, and constantly struggle to merely remain average. But give just a little bit more to the effort, and suddenly you stand out as an exceptional achiever.

Your closer to greatness than you might think

If you’re just getting by, you’re practically there. It would be a shame not to go the rest of the way. You’re closer to greatness than you might think. All it takes is the willingness to go just a little bit farther, to work a little bit smarter, to put in a little bit more effort.  A small, incremental extra effort can make a big, big difference. When you’ve already invested your effort, you might as well take full advantage of the valuable momentum you’ve created. Give a little extra and it will bring big rewards.

Because it needs to be done

The best reason to do something is, simply and honestly, because it needs to be done. What often leads to trouble is when things are done for the sake of appearances, or out of a sense of guilt, or for spite, or for a whole host of other reasons which really don’t make any sense at all.

Live by intention, not by reaction

If you do, you’ll get precisely where you desire to go. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Forget about whether or not it will fit your image, or what other people will think. If it’s the right thing to do, if it needs to be done, then do it. Have the courage to express your true values and beliefs not with words alone, but rather with the way you live your life. Do what you know is right. Do what you know needs to be done. Fulfill your own unique destiny.  Act like the person you are. You’re alive. You’re full of possibilities. You can understand and you can think for yourself.  Act like it, and fulfill the very special promise of your life.

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