According to a study, approximately 60 percent of bosses look for employees who are willing to go the extra mile. So what does it really mean and are you the one that your future boss is searching for?
Take a step forward
Does it bore you to death to always do what you’re doing?
Instead of walking at the same pace with others, do you ever want to take a step forward and stay ahead?
As long as you know where you’re going, nothing can stop you from going the extra mile. It’s enough to accomplish your task and meet all the requirements of course. But how about doing more than what’s expected of you, how would that feel?
There’re a lot of questions to ponder.
Success doesn’t come easy to anyone without going through enough trials and hardships. Imagine if you choose to stay inside your comfort zone and never challenge yourself, you will never know how much more you are capable of doing.
Some might say they do not long to be outstanding and prefer staying where they are. That’s totally fine.
The thing is, at the end of the day, you cannot try to be someone you’re not.
To go the extra mile or not, it’s all about what you want to achieve, what satisfies your desire and how you want to be defined in your life.
Before you apply for a job, you must have read the job description carefully. It’s the first and foremost information about what your responsibilities are and what you’re requested to be doing. However, in reality, there’ll be more to it. Those dashes you’re looking at are just the tip of the iceberg.
When you’re willing to make a special effort to do or achieve something, others will have a new perspective about you.
But before anyone can have a say, you will be proud that you’ve outperformed yourself!
Employers usually have a high opinion of employees who take initiatives. As part of the organization, your role is as important as a contributor and an inspirer. As you bring the positive vibe to your workplace, you’re doing yourself a favor and make your life worthwhile.
Joyful living comes with the practice of doing a little extra
You don’t have to be especially assiduous in your attempt to achieve something all the time. As long as you know what it personally means to do whatever you’re doing, you wouldn’t mind giving of yourself.
Seeing the job you’ve done exceed your own expectation brings the enriching feeling that you’ll never forget. That way, you’ve also unconsciously raised your standards in doing things. It brings value to you and your career life as a whole.
Doing more than duty requires, why not?