Amy Rees Anderson

Go The Extra Mile!

I am a HUGE fan of people who go the extra mile in life! Too often these days you see people who seem content to just do the very minimum required to get by. I don`t think I will ever understand that mentality. I grew up in a home where both my parents were going a million miles an hour every day – my mom with her 10 kids to care for and my father working crazy hard at his job.  There was no such thing as doing the minimum to get by at our house. I suppose as a kid I thought everyone should settle down and not work so much, but now as an adult I look back and I am so grateful to have been raised with the mentality of working my tail off and going the extra mile in all that I did.

As I grew I found that I LOVED trying to do more than was required and trying to do better than was expected – It is like a little challenge to myself every day to try and do better than I ever thought I could. It makes my life feel like an exciting adventure!

If you’re going to do anything in life than give it 110%!  Don’t do it with 50% energy – that will never make you feel good about yourself.  If you are going to conquer a task then give it all you’ve got.  And always, always, always, do just a little bit more and go just a little bit farther than anyone expected you to!  It is the best feeling in the world when you know you’ve gone the extra mile.  And when you do give that extra little mile in all that you do, everyone around you will notice it and they will stand in admiration at the great job you have done.

Just think – if you go the extra mile every day of your life you will have gone further than you could have ever imagined!   And you will never regret the extra effort you put in.

Here are a few awesome quotes on going the extra mile to hopefully inspire you the way they inspire me:

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. – Og Mandino

No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. – Charles Francis Adams

Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get. – Nelson Broswell

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does – Napoleon Hill

This is the true joy in life – being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~George Bernard Shaw

Give the world the best that you have, and the best will come back to you. – Madeline Bridges

And my most favorite quote for the day:

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!




  • Dev says:

    wish you the same.. tc

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