The extra mile is always worth it

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With the everyday hustle and bustle, it can be easy to get caught up in work and school. In doing so, sometimes we find ourselves doing the least possible amount of work we can to get by.

Sure, it’s good to get by, as long as you’re still learning and gaining something out of it. However, it’s also important to get as much out of life as possible. That includes going the extra mile.

In your education, you can do the bare minimum and just get by. Or you could put your all into it and learn beyond just what you have to and expand your knowledge.

That information might seem useless or random right now, but it might be something that you remember when you need to. It could be a lesson that helps you grow as a person in the future.

Things that happen right now can help set the foundation of your future, whether or not it seems that way.

The same goes for the work you do, especially if you are in a job related to your career field.

Most of The Chart staff members are pursing a career in journalism, and the experience they gain now will be crucial in their future careers.

In a content producing field, something that The Chart staff has started doing recently is hand-delivering issues to those who helped us contribute to that paper, such as sources or people that we featured.

There is a great sense of pride in seeing someone’s face light up as you hand them a product of your own work. It tremendously satisfying to hear them exclaim “This is great! Thank you!”

However, we don’t stop there. We have also started sending people photos that we’ve taken that were run in conjunction with articles. Some have shared those photos on Facebook. One student even made our photo his profile picture.

In this field, it is rewarding to have someone appreciate the work that we do, but it is even more so to share that person’s experience with others, and to appreciate them and what they do.