Go the extra mile, it's never crowded; University Life.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Good Morning!
I hope you are having a lovely day so far.

My question for you is, what does going the extra mile mean to you? Does it mean doing something out of the ordinary? Doing something you really don't want to do but it will make you feel better?
For me, going the extra mile is going above and beyond of what's expected of you. Pushing yourself to be the best that you can possibly be.

In this case, everyone has different dreams, we know this. Everyone has different capabilities too; I am a very organised person, whereas a girl I study with isn't very organised, but she's a very confident speaker. Working harder than what you usually would it's about being competitive against everyone else around you, it's having the personal desire to do more, to be more and to achieve more. Going the extra mile is about being able use your strengths, build relationships around these strengths and spreading just as much positivity as you would spread Nutella on your toast. Not going to lie, it makes you so damn fabulous as well.

From going the extra mile, you can;
Achieve higher marks
I personally have found by going above and beyond what is expected of you is a brilliant way of achieving them higher marks. Have you read every single book before your lecture? have you already planned all your notes based on the materials you were given before your lecture? There are so many different ways of pre-planning your notes etc for lectures to make it easier in the long run for you! It also saves trying to take down notes while they talk ridiculously fast.

Learn more
By going above and beyond, you can also benefit from learning more. In this case, finding all the books on your reading list, and reading them before your lectures is a great way of finding out all the information you need to know, so when it comes to starting your essay or project, you know exactly what to put down on your plan.

Experience more
Pushing yourself to be the best you can possibly way also increases the range of things you can experience. For me, I have 100% seen this in University, and as a blogger. If you put your 100% in to something, you will get 100% back out of it.

Inspire Others
Going above and beyond what's expected of you can actually really inspire other students too. When they see how organised you are and the grades you're getting, this will inspire and motivate them to use your tips to also go that extra mile. This also occurs in the blogger community. We inspire each other and we support each other to be the best version of ourselves. It's not about competing against one another. It's watching each other bloom.

Set a great example
I personally believe setting a great example as a student is the best way of being the best you can possibly be. To be able to say that you have inspired and encouraged others not only is an amazing feeling, but it shows everyone that they can do it too, as long as they put in their 100% effort and go that extra mile. To be honest, by going that extra mile, it is never crowded. Make yourself shine.

Let me know what "going the extra mile" means to you.

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I'll see you soon

Kimberley Jessica

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  1. Great post! Going the extra mile can mean busting down your own walls just as much as it means putting in extra effort. :)

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com/

  2. Great post!! I always try and do that little bit extra X


  3. Going the extra mile really helped me when I was in university! I worked harder than I ever had before and definitely saw the rewards :)

  4. I'm going to forward this post to my friends starting uni this month!! Great post lovely X

  5. I wish I'd gone the extra mile with my studying at University. I still got good grades and I loved my university experience as a whole, but feel I could have got so much more out of my actual lessons! Now I love learning and reading up on things but with a full time job, freelance work, and a blog I have to learn as I go, sometimes out of necessity rather than pleasure! Stephie xx


  6. I really like this post! I definitely go the extra mile in uni and it really does pay off. I don't see the point in half assing your way through life, if you're going to do something - do it properly! Very motivational! <3

    Sheena | www.sheenakhu.com

  7. This post is so great. Going the extra mile does come with its rewards too! You feel better about yourself and you help others!

    Bryn || The Wine Chronicles

  8. Could'n't agree more! Really good tips. You get back what you put it - definitely!!

    Nadia | http://psychologyfoodandfitness.blogspot.co.uk <3


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