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My wife and I have an ongoing discussion about how much milk we should buy every week.  

She does the grocery shopping (thanks dear) and tries to buy just enough milk to get through the week.  My contention is that she should buy more than we expect to use because sometimes we run out of milk and then have to make an extra trip.   

As I looked in the fridge the other morning to get milk for the kid’s cereal, I realised that we can fall into a dangerous trap in life if we always try to do the minimum amount required.  I understood again that successful people always “buy more milk!”  

Successful sales people make more calls than they are expected to.  

Successful Christians pray more than they are expected to.  

Successful parents spend more time with their children more than they are expected to.  

Successful students study more than they are expected to.  

Successful leaders spend more time with their people than they are expected to.  

Successful spouses express their love for their partner more than they are expected to.  

If you genuinely want to be successful in any aspect of your life, don’t do the bare minimum, hoping that it will be enough.  Do more than is expected of you and see what happens!  

What do you need to do more of this week?  

p.s.  Honey, if you read this, we need more milk.  

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