Extra Mile Day is an unusual day that makes us do more than we ourselves expect from ourselves. This day is the time to appreciate our positive impact on family, friends, colleagues. Every year on November 1, we honor people who overcome themselves every day and inspire others to do so.
The phrase “go the extra mile” first appeared in the early 20th century. Many believe that it contains the meaning of the biblical phrase. In his sermon, Jesus said: “Whoever forces you to go one run, go with him two.” The holiday was initiated by the Extra Mile America Foundation in 2011, and almost 30 mayors of American cities joined this idea. Already in 2014, the holiday was already celebrated by 527 cities and every year their number increases.
The holiday was invented with one purpose – to provide an opportunity for each person to evaluate their ability to positively influence the world around them and people. The founders of the event sought to inspire people to take action, look at life more positively, live fully and brightly, strive to use their full potential.
- As planned by the authors, the holiday should encourage people to agree to become agents of change.
- Avoid office politics, it will make you more efficient, more successful, more courageous.
- Poverty is the main reason why people cannot go beyond the established boundaries and look at the world more positively.
- The Industrial Revolution – changes that made work year-round, because now it did not depend on the length of the sunny day.
- The average person spends about 90 hours of their life on work.
- One office chair travels about 8 miles a year.
How to celebrate
Open your mind to change, that is, go the extra mile in your career. Make a plan to achieve your goals at work and boldly move towards them. Go the extra mile in personal relationships – spice things up with a romantic dinner, a bouquet of flowers, a vacation together. Do something nice for your loved ones. Become useful to society and those who need it in society, the best way to do this is by volunteering.
When is Extra Mile Day celebrated in 2022?
Extra Mile Day is observed on November 1 each year.