Doing is experiencing. Doing is achieving. Doing is growing. There has always been the emphasis on the word DO. DO it now! Just DO it! Actions speak louder than words and so on.
But do we do more?
I met a relatively successful salesperson during a training session some years back. A consistent performer, he always achieved his targets and I ventured to ask how he managed to secure just the required number of customers each month. His answer: ‘If I do more than that my manager will increase my target!
How unfortunate. Imagine the lost opportunity – the number of customers that this successful salesperson could have won over for himself, for his organization and the benefits that all these potential customers might have experienced from buying his products.
Do we also feel like we ought not to go further lest we are burdened with having to do more than that the next time? The great sprinter Usain Bolt has consistently broken his 100m record knowing full well the pressure to break his own record. But he does it. He does more, he does better and he does it again.
If doing that extra bit more than before isn't the story of humankind then what is? Do more. Do more than that. Do it again.