Go the Extra Mile

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One of my favorite authors I’ve sadly just discovered is the late great Og Mandino. I speed through each one of his books taking diligent notes. The most recent I’ve been learning from is a book called The Greatest Miracle in the World. 

One of the beautiful and simple takeaways was to:

Go the Extra Mile.  The secret that will produce riches beyond your dreams and explainable peace of mind. The only certain means of success is to render more than is expected, no matter what the task is or you can doom yourself to mediocrity by only performing the work for which you are paid.

Don’t think you are being cheated if you deliver more than you receive. There’s a pendulum to all life and the sweat you deliver, if not rewarded today will swing back tomorrow tenfold. Concern yourself not should you serve an ungrateful master. Serve him more. And instead of him, let it be God who you serve and you will know that every minute and stroke of service will be repaid.

Don’t worry if your reward doesn’t come soon. For the longer payment is withheld, the better for you. Compound interest is this law’s greatest benefit. While you wait consider it an investment in your character. The bible even tells you that if forced to go one mile, go two.

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11 thoughts on “Go the Extra Mile

  1. wingedprisms says:

    Excellent post. Thank you. 😀
    cate b

  2. ashokbhatia says:

    In fact, it is a good long term strategy to leave others in your debt – doing more than what we receive from them. Out of guilt, they end up going out of their way to help you at times. The compounding of interest is a fact of life.

  3. Cranston:
    “Compound interest is this law’s greatest benefit. While you wait consider it an investment in your character.” Fantastic!!
    ~Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward! [Mat.5:12]

  4. […] What makes me doubt?  The delays mostly.  I read an encouraging post today from a fellow blogger here: http://howleadersmanage.com/2014/12/06/go-the-extra-mile/ […]

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