Why Settle for Ordinary – When You Can Be Extraordinary?

Inspiration, Motivational

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“Do what you do so well that those who see you do what you do are going to come back to see you do it again and tell others that they should see what you do.” – Walt Disney

Oh, how I love myself that quote! I love the mindset behind it even better.

My husband and I were talking the other day about people who do what’s “expected” of them. They do their job, put in their hours….maybe even do so with a smile on their face. They’re better, to be sure, than the crowd that tries to get away with doing as little as they can get by with. They’re also better than the ones who try to put all the work they don’t want to do on other people – while they do the work they like to do. We all know people like that!

I was thinking, in particular, about the food servers at restaurants. Ever think about the great service these people serve? Hard work, too. I wouldn’t want to deal with the public all day, let alone a hungry public, let alone while on my feet all day! LET ALONE for no more than they make.

Anyway, after The Husband and I talked about it, I thought about some of the people who (while on the job) had left the biggest impression on me. Each one that came to mind did so because they went beyond what was expected of them. They saw the line of expectation drawn in the sand and didn’t just tiptoe up to the line….they blew right by it!

“Whatever you do, do it to your utmost.” – Russell H. Conwell

It’s as though people who do this do so because they’re not measuring themselves against the line drawn for them by others. They probably don’t even look at that line. The one they look at is the one they’ve drawn for themselves – way past where the other one ends.

Make each effort count double and tip more than you have to,
~Joi

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