I love the quote above (by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer). To me, that quote is not about winning over anybody else. It is about going the extra mile for something you care about. Because you have passion. Because you are willing. And because you can´t help but go for it.
The chorus of this song came to me after one loooong day. The rest followed later. Lyrics here.
For me, extra miles are about the quiet passion. The one you keep nurturing, even on a gray day. The passion you are willing to give an extra chance so it may have a place in your life, also when logic tells you not to.
These last 5 years I walked so many extra miles. I moved together with Rune and our two children to another part of Denmark to become part of a village project. To a completely bare piece of land! We lived almost 4 years in a caravan (a big-ish one, but still a caravan) and are right now having our house build on the plot of land we bought. As part of the move I needed a new job, and that process lead me to a search about what I can best contribute with, in this life.
I took up teaching singing and dancing classes for toddlers and babies. Created my own creativity workshops for adults and began teaching them. Had different job´s as a singer and even a PR job! I started my own company. And, I began painting again after more than 15 years. You can read about part of that journey here and here, also involving a song.
I´ts been wild. And it´s been so, so good. So many extra miles. So worth it. A magic but truly testing journey that involved at lot of belief, and certainly also a lot of passion. Passion was the fuel. To me, extra miles are about passions. And faithfulness to your passions once you found them.