Are you the kind of person who regularly goes beyond the call of duty while at work? If so, you are differentiating yourself among your peers.
Traci*, a friend of mine, recently started a new job. On her first day, she was asked to perform a task not in her job description. Rather than resist and complain, she chose to embrace the assignment as an opportunity to expand her horizons.
In the few months she has spent in her new assignment, she has made many friends. She has gained valuable experiences in several interrelated disciplines, like sales, marketing, human resources, and information technology.
As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” Her willingness to eagerly pursue opportunities beyond her call of duty is a sure indicator of her future success with her current employer.
“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Are you willing to differentiate yourself by going beyond the call of duty?
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