People call me “extra” all the time… and to them I proudly say “to be extraordinary, you must first be EXTRA!” To some its annoying, but to my fellow EXTRAordinary people it makes us and the things we do stand out. I love feeling like I’ve done an amazing job with anything that I do, and I find that most of the things I’m good at turn out exceptionally well when I go overboard.
If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you’d know that I’ve been transitioning to life in New Jersey. A lot has changed since my last post, and I must say; I’m not mad at the changes. I’ve since interviewed for a job as a shift supervisor at the company I worked for the last time I lived in this area, and wound up being offered a better position than I anticipated! I freaked out (and of course accepted)! Durning the interview, I noted a few comments that were made about me, and each one proved that my tendency to be “extra” pays off. Such comments included my professional appearance and demeanor, the meticulous attention to detail shown on my resume, as well as my overall performance during my tenure with the company previously. All of those things stood out because always made it a point to harp on every single detail with everything!
It can sometimes be extremely tempting to cut corners on tasks and hope that no one notices, but this sometimes results in nothing but mediocrity. No matter how tedious the work load, it’s better to go the extra mile and know that you’re getting the best outcome within your control.
This lesson is one that my mother has been pounding in my head for as long as I can remember, but I just didn’t get it. I’ve made countless mistakes due to laziness, and I’m finally getting it together. Don’t be like the old Diamond. Be extra!