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!