Accelerating your Learning Curve

Success Learning Systems

July, 2007 Newsletter


Welcome to another SLS ezine regarding accelerating your learning curve! As has

been discussed in earlier issues, these ideas have become critical in our fast paced

world. This month's ezine will deal with the importance of the HABIT OF GOING

THE EXTRA MILE and how rare it is within our nation today. Very few people do

this consistently which is exactly why WE SHOULD!

Think of it this way, if we truly want to stand out and be thought of as a person who

can adapt to the challenges of modern life, what better way than to develop the

reputation of someone known for SPEED AND DEPENDABILITY. It truly goes

against our human nature of indecision and procrastination that we all possess.

How much sense does it make to be like the crowd and then wonder why

opportunities in this fast paced age continually pass us by?

Back in the early 1900's, Andrew Carnegie had a young foreman by the name

of Charles Schwab who was in charge of his steel mills. One of Schwab's key

traits was continually going the extra mile in everything he did for Mr. Carnegie

and he was considered very valuable to the organization. Carnegie felt Schwab

was so important to the Carnegie empire that he paid him an annual salary of

$75,000. In addition, he was also given a yearly bonus of $1,000,000!

Carnegie made sure that no one would hire Schwab away from him and both

men had enormous loyalty toward each other.

This trait is just as important (or more so!) today as it was one hundred years

ago. By doing more than is expected of you, it attracts the attention of other

people who can help you move ahead in your life. It also lets us stand out

among other people who don't practice this habit.

In this time of great change and accelerating learning curves, leveraging

ourselves among other people with the habit of going the extra mile is one

of the best ways to get on board with those who really understand how the

world works. They know how to use many of the "invisible forces" to work

for them and going the extra mile will absolutely put you on the right side

of these forces!




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