One thing is for certain, when you go the extra mile there’s always someone, somewhere who takes notice. The challenge is that it may appear that no one sees the extra effort you’re putting in, and in turn there’s a tendency to give up in frustration — which unfortunately undoes any good will you’ve built up to that point.
Admittedly, it’s not easy to stand your ground and keep on piling on the value — especially when it seems that there’s not a living soul who is taking notice.
If you can distinguish yourself from the people who give up, and stick to it you’ll reap the rewards of those who give their best no matter what — and in turn achieve results which are available only to those who can hang on through the challenge.
Always remember that you’ve got greatness in you — and that someone (whether you choose to believe it or not) is always taking notice!
One helpful idea is to track your own daily successes along the way. Doing so will allow you to see first hand that you’re making a real difference, and that you’re contributing in a big way.
It’s perfectly acceptable that until others step in and do so — that you create your own source of validation. Tracking your daily accomplishments will allow you to do just that.
It’s your life, LIVE BIG!
* Josh is the author of Why Perfect Timing is a Myth: Tips for Staying Inspired and Motivated Day in and Day out! and It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG!