“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
“Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, “Wait…no one else is here…why am I doing this?” And they leave, never to return.
That’s why the extra mile is such a lonely place. That’s also why the extra mile is a place filled with opportunities.
Be early. Stay late. Make the extra phone call. Send the extra email. Do the extra research. Help a customer unload or unpack a shipment.
Don’t wait to be asked—offer. Don’t just tell employees what to do—show them what to do, and work beside them.
Every time you do something, think of one extra thing you can do, especially if other people aren’t doing that extra thing. Sure, it’s hard. But that’s what will make you different. And over time, that’s what will make you incredibly successful.”
One of my favorite quotes and pieces of advice from Steve Jobs