It is easy to succeed today. If you want to get ahead in life, go the extra mile. There is no competition on the extra mile. Are you willing to do a little more than you get paid for?
Most people don’t want to do what they get paid for and a second category of people want only to do what they can get by with. Hard working people are in demand everywhere regardless of age, experience or academic qualifications. When we give or do more than what we get paid for, we eliminate our competition. In fact, we become the competition. This attitude is much more important than intelligence or a degree.
Fritz Kreisler, the great violinist, was once asked, “How do you play so well? Are you lucky?” He replied, “it is practice. If i don’t practice for a month, the audience can tell the difference. If i don’t practice for a week, my wife can tell the difference. If i don’t practice for a day, I can tell the difference.”
Persistence results from commitment and leads to determination. There is pleasure in endurance. Athletes put in years of practice for a few seconds or minutes of performance.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett