By Ashutosh karnatak
Our children know this alphabet as E for elephant and it is the end of it. The quality of elephants is worth knowing. Despite of the heavy body, he is faithful to the master, have a belief in mind that he cannot break the thin rope, which is used for tying. His ears are big, which has become symbol of lord Ganesha etc. But there is now paradigm shift, the new meaning of alphabets E is for Extra Mile i.e. mile extra than others. In this competitive world, where average intelligence of the people is almost same, then how to be a front-runner? It is million-dollar question. One needs to be ahead of others by his actions. Always it is required to do more than others do. It has been seen in the multinational companies, employees work late till night just to ensure that they have extra mile than others. This thought of going beyond others should always hanker in the mind. The requirement of the day is to work EXTRA or SOMEWHAT MORE than others. We have seen in 100 M world athletic race that the winner has to work EXTRA i.e in the form of early start .In the same way if you want to go ahead, you to be different from others in planning, mobilization resources etc. etc. An extra mile is the formula of success. It is the point, which determines successful and unsuccessful person. Because up to certain extent, everybody works but there are few who run extra mile – that is the point of success. Take the recent example of Indian Cricketer Saurav Ganguly, who has put his heart and soul to the game after being taken out of the team and ultimately he could get a chance to be part of the world cup team – he definitely ran extra mile by practicing, by playing in national cricket, by tolerating insults /humiliations that being a captain of that Indian team, which has no place for him now. Therefore, he not only ran extra mile physically but emotionally. Not every body could reach to the top Mount Everest, only Sir Edmond Hillary and Tensing Norgay Sherpa could do it – one of the attribute that helped them was “Extra Mile.” It was told when in the first expedition Edmond Hillary has to return from the base camp, he saw up toward the mountain and told –“I will come again and conquer you. You will remain where you are but I would bigger than today in respect of courage, determination etc. Before proceeding further, it is necessary to identify what we are:
1. Do you put your maximum in any work
Love your work: The first step is to love your work. It is to be understood that none of the work is good or bad. It is our perception how one takes it. This point need to be understood properly before anything. If this point becomes clear then success will follow you instead of your are after success. One of the officers told to his boss, “Sir, you have been using me like a dustbin, but I have fulfilled that duty properly.” Visualize a situation without a dustbin ……. The officer remain unanswered, he could understood him and reward him ultimately. Every work gives you experience which other person is not having, so love your work what ever have been assigned to you.
Future Forecast: May 2007