Go The Extra Mile

Every single life action presents an opportunity to go the extra mile.


We have heard the phrase, “Go the extra mile.”

But, what does it really mean?

If it was called going the mile, everyone would do it.

However, because it is called going the extra mile, it will require more than what most are normally willing to do.

Going the extra mile is being weird and it takes an unselfish attitude!


What does going the extra mile look like?


-Taking a grocery cart back to store for the store associates.

-Smiling when you don’t feel like smiling.

-Remembering to say a prayer for the person that tells you, “pray for me.”

-Opening the door for someone else.

-Picking up an item dropped by someone.

-Using your kindness even when the other person doesn't deserve it— Thank You! Excuse Me!

-Greeting every person you meet — Hello, how are you?

-Helping a co-worker/employee/employer with work at the end of the day.

-Respecting the elderly; even listening to them and taking time to talk to them.

-Being supportive; Being present!

-Finding the good in every situation; don’t dwell on the negative.

-Assisting someone with lifting something too heavy for one person.

-There are many many more illustrations pertaining to relationships, business, etc.

Is there any benefit to going the extra mile?


The benefit of going the extra mile is more for yourself and less for those persons on the receiving end.

2 Benefits of Going The Extra Mile

1. Precipitates a Servant Driven Heart

2. Produces a Wealth of Humility


Action: Start today doing something small you wouldn’t usually do for yourself and someone else.

Question(s): What are some unusual ways to go the extra mile for yourself or someone else? (Please leave a comment below.)

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