Friday, September 5, 2008

The Extra Mile

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Roger Staubach

The extra mile is the price we pay for excellence. It might mean making it a habit to arrive earlier and stay later. And it isn’t just extra time, it’s extra effort, extra teamwork, extra caring about the outcome and extra dedication to the Blue Chip activities.

It’s adopting an attitude of . . .

  • Delivering more than you are required to do because you know it will make a difference.
  • Making things happen sooner than you were asked to do them because your internal ambition tells you it is how to improve your results.
  • Deciding to undertake a strategy to improve effectiveness before you are asked because the team benefits from it.

The Extra Mile is a lonely road sometimes, but it is the shortest path to long-term success.

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