What Does It Take To Be Successful?
What Makes The Difference?
Maybe You Just Need To Put A Little More (Extra) Effort
I was watching a movie this week and I noticed an actress
(who has very good eyesight) playing the part of a blind
lady and she played it well. So well that if you were seeing
her for the first time, you would think that she was a blind
actress. It seemed that this actress had taken her time to
put a little more effort into her career so that she could
play parts that other actresses could not.
Have you ever seen people digging a well before? They don’t
just stop when they see a little drop of water; they put in a
little more effort to assure that they get plenty of water.
A popular saying says that, “It is only an average mind that
would do the same thing all the time and expect another
result.” All we need to do is to put a little more effort so
that we can expect a different and spectacular result.
Are you about to give up on your academics, your family,
your ambitions, your friends, your business, your ministry,
or anything it might be?
Are you tired of giving your best because you have tried
and tried and it’s like you are not doing anything and you
have decided that the only option is to give up, or back out
of that particular project?
Why not put in a little more effort?
I know you might be wondering and pondering what little
effort do you need to put in again, when you have tried
and tried and tried and still you have not gotten any
We cannot be versatile in life if we do not put in that extra
effort in everything we do. We are kings and queens and
we deserve nothing but the best, but if we must be the best
and get the best, we must be willing and ready to put in
that little extra effort that is required to make it to the
Don’t forget that when you came into the world, people
were smiling and you were crying. We should always strive
to make sure that when we are leaving this world the
reverse is the case; people are crying and we are smiling.
This cannot be really achieved if we do not put that little
more effort in everything we do to bring the best out of
others, your community, your state, your country, your
nation, and the world as a whole.
We must be conscious of the fact that in life we have two
options: either to focus on what’s lost or fight for what’s
left. Fighting for what’s left is all about forgetting about
the past, putting on your armor of courage and bravery,
and putting that extra effort in – assuring and
determining that you not only recover but you overtake
and be better than the best you can be.
There is a space for everybody to be at the top, but those
at the top are those that have put in that extra effort,
those that never gave up, and those that are willing and
ready to overlook their failures and keep going.
You are the next celebrity and problem solver the world is
waiting for; the next professional in your field the world is
waiting for. You are the next billionaire the world is
waiting for; the next inventor the world is waiting for. You
are the next best student the school is waiting for; the
best worker your company is waiting for. You are the next
motivational speaker the world is waiting for; the next
agriculturalist the world is waiting for. You are the next
prophet the world is waiting for; the next engineer the
world is waiting for. You are the original YOU the world is
I know and I am sure that you have been working hard.
Why not put in that extra bit of effort because I know you
can do it, I know it’s in you, and it is achievable by you.
You are the only YOU the world has and that’s why you are
special and unique in your own way. All you need to do to
show that uniqueness is to put in that extra effort.
Thank you for taking your time and putting in that extra
effort in making sure that you read this article.
— Copyright © 2013 Seun Emmanuel Alaofin