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‘It’s never crowded along the extra mile’ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Have you ever wondered what makes some people successful, while others are less so? What sets the achievers apart from the rest of society? The answer: Being extraordinary … and going the extra mile.

Author Napoleon Hill spent a lifetime researching entrepreneurs to establish the keys to business and life success. He concluded that the “willingness to go the extra mile” was an essential principle of success in all walks of life.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee, a positive attitude and willingness to step up and go beyond the expectations of yourself and others is crucial to success.

Going the extra mile means to try harder, do more than expected, make more effort to reach the goal.

While this may seem a simple concept, ask yourself how often you experience someone going the extra mile for you or in fact, how often you truly go the extra mile for others?

It has been said that, if you really want to be successful and realise your lifelong dreams, you need to be willing to do things others are not prepared to do.

Being prepared to do that bit extra can help your employer or your customers to be confident of your integrity, as well as adding value to your services and enabling you to ask for more money.

Why not make going the extra mile part of your personal success mindset. The daily practice of going the extra mile, whether it’s as an employee or a business owner, gives you a great advantage over the rest of the crowd. After all, who wants to be ordinary?