While at the gym recently I was watching a spin class getting ready to start. Five minutes before their class was about to start the cycle room was almost full and spinning away. There was one excpetion, a girl sitting on the bike, legs stationary, reading a magazine. It wasn't until the instructor (on time) said "OK, lets start our warm-up" that this girl closed her magazine and started to pedal. The minute the class was finished she picked up her magazine and walked out, not even waiting for the cool-down or the stretch. In Who Stole My Mojo
I talked about how those with mojo are the ones who just do the overs. This girl was doing exactly what had been asked of her and that is exactly the sort of results and rewards she will receive. People who do just what is expected of them can expect just that. If you want higher rewards then you have got to do the work, you have got to do more than what is asked of you. As a mum, a dad, a worker, a leader or someone in the community working for a social profit venture, it's those who do more than what's asked that are the ones that reap the greatest rewards. Sure maybe this girl is content with her life but deep down I can guarantee she would dream of more. If you want more rewards, financial success, promotion, love, friendship or community then 'get to class early and do the overs'. Famed British interviewer Michael Parkinson was asked to state out of all the interviews he had done
what was the one lesson he had learnt. He said he had interviewed every living superstar he had ever dreamed of. He said out of over 600 interviews they all had one thing in common...they all worked hard to achieve their success. It's time to go to work!