Going The Extra Mile

by Ken Blanchard

Making a positive difference in the world, big or small, comes down to sacrifice. I refer to this as the “extra mile” concept. It used to be a Roman law that a soldier could ask a citizen to carry his pack for a mile. Being a law, the citizen had to do it. As the story goes, one day a soldier saw a citizen and said, “Would you please carry my pack?” The citizen not only carried the soldier’s pack one mile, but carried it an extra mile as well. The impressed soldier asked, “Why did you go that extra mile?” The citizen replied, “The first mile was for the state, and the second mile was for ...

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