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just one more

When I was younger, and I thought tennis was my entire life, I played with the mantra of “just one more.”  I was not the strongest or fastest or most skilled player.  But I thought if I could get “just one more” ball back over the net, good things would happen. 

It turned out I was right. 

When I was able to get that “just one more” ball back into play, often the opponent would be surprised or annoyed (or whatever) and miss their next shot. 

I won a lot of points on “just one more.”

Now, it turns out, this is a great mantra to reach success in other areas of your life too.  You can get a lot done by implementing “just one more.”

Just one more sales call.

Just one more run through.

Just one more phone call.

Just one more blog post.

Just one more video.

Just one more thank you note.

Just one more mile.

Just one more hug.

Just one more minute with an employee that needs you.

Just one more word of encouragement.

So when you are tired, frustrated, impatient and at your wit’s end.  Do “just one more.”

Then do that again.  

I wrote this blog post several years ago and I wanted to share it again.  I was listening to a podcast from Ed Mylett recently and he talked about having a similar mantra.  You can check out his motivational take on doing “just one more” here.  Either way, it goes to show you that sometimes the “secrets” to success are not that complicated.  Most of the time they are simple…but not easy.  Today, let’s set out to do “just one more” and make this a great week!

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