“Initiative is taken, it’s not given.”

yuujou, the Japanese word for friendship

Seth Godin said it and I agree with him.

Over a two-year period (1908-1910), on an assignment for Andrew Carnegie, Napoleon Hill interviewed the most successful people in the world to learn what they shared in common. What was it? “They all went the extra mile.”

Think about that.


• They didn’t wait to be asked.

• They didn’t ask for permission.

• No one made them do it.

• Something needed to be done and done right.

• And they did it as best they could.

• They didn’t expect praise or recognition…and usually didn’t get it.

The key point: Most of the time they “went the extra mile” for someone else.

Someone somewhere needs your help.

What are you waiting for?


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