These summer months are a good time for Karen and I to catch up on some DVD releases from the past 12 months.

One of those was the A-Team, the remake of the classic 80’s TV show that I used to watch every week back in the day.

Of course, the timeless quotes like, “I pity the fool!” and “I love it when a plan comes together” featured, but there was another line that really caught my attention.

“Over-kill is under-rated.”

In a time when doing the bare minimum is the cultural norm, there are a lot of benefits to overkill.

Others may think that it’s overkill to practice your presentation 4 or 5 times before you stand up in front of an audience, but you’ll be glad that you did later.

Others may think that it’s overkill to keep in contact with your buyers on a more regular basis than is normally required, but the pay off in loyalty and extra spending with you will make it worthwhile.

Others may think that it’s overkill to be home on time every night to sped time with your wife and kids, but I’m guessing that your relationships will be much better off for it.

Others may think that it’s overkill to do a couple of extra reps at the end of every set at the gym, but your body will thank you later.

Others may think that it’s overkill to keep learning about a subject that you’re already seen as an expert in, but in this knowledge age, it’s almost mandatory to do so.

Others may think that it’s overkill to wake up 20 minutes earlier than usual to pray and read your bible, but your relationship with God will be strengthened and deepened if you do.

Overkill is under-rated and it’s worth a try.

What are you going to do this week that others may consider to be overkill?

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