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Going an Extra Mile

My throat was in need of more air, I could feel the adrenaline coursing throughout the body, the pain in my joints was becoming worst, my face and body was covered with sweat but I was determined. I had decided to go an extra mile to achieve my goal and that is to run more miles than yesterday. It was my third day of running challenge and the satisfaction which I got by going an extra mile gave me some positive energy to run more. That extra mile motivated me and made me happy.

I have taken #100daysofrunning challenge. Though, I don’t run regularly due to shifts but twice in a week whenever I have holiday, I run.


That day, I understood the power of “Going an extra mile”.

“Everybody is standing, but you must stand out.

Everybody is breaking grounds; but you must breakthrough!

Everybody scratching it; but you must scratch it hard!

Everybody is going, but you must keep going extra miles!

Dare to be exceptionally excellent and why not?”
― Israelmore Ayivor

Going an extra mile is not only limited to running or walking but you can apply this concept in all walks of life. Going an extra mile makes you different from the crowd.

Have you ever wondered, why there are some people who are admired, who are the most successful and inspiration to many?

Because they have gone extra mile to make their dreams come true, they have gone extra miles to become an inspiration to others.

We all are born unique, we all have talent but only few are recognized for their talent. Some say, it’s all about luck. But It’s not always about luck. It’s also about the extra effort that a person took to enhance their talent.

There are two people who dream. One just dreams about dream turn into reality and the other one goes an extra mile by taking actions to make his/her dream come true.

There are two students who have failed in exams. One is depressed and the other one is going an extra mile by taking extra classes to pass in re-exam.

A couple have a fight. One just pray God to make everything normal between them, while other initiates a talk to sort out the differences between the two.

A best friend goes an extra mile to help a friend who is in trouble.

A single mother goes an extra mile, takes up two jobs to give her child a better life.

A teacher goes an extra mile to make his students the best.

Two people decide to be happy. One just waits for happiness to arrive at his/her footsteps and the other one takes up a hobby classes, goes for party, joins a club, does volunteering to make himself/herself happy

Because it’s all about going an extra mile…..

“Go an extra mile, to know your strength,

Go an extra mile, to achieve your goals,

Go an extra mile and make a friend happy,

Go an extra mile to make your parents proud of you.

Go an extra mile to become an inspiration,

Go an extra mile to live peacefully,

Go an extra mile to be different from others,

And go an extra mile because it’s not easy.”





Rekha Mishra

Blogger. Dreamer. Enthusiast. Learner. I love to laugh and share the laughter with the world.

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