The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
– Jimmy Johnson
Meaning of this quote:
What separates the extraordinary from the ordinary is great planning, hard work, perseverance, and strong determination. Doing even the ordinary task in an extraordinary way is what creates the magic.
The quality is never an accident; it is simply the result of doing things differently. Or, in other words, rejecting mediocrity is what makes something exceptional.
Add a little extra to your usual efforts, it’ll make you stand out from the rest. Adding a little more to even simple tasks can help you achieve amazing results.
Doing something extraordinary doesn’t take much, all It needs is something extra in your ordinary efforts that can differentiate you from the others. That little extra can make a huge impact.
Ordinary efforts lead to ordinary results
Remember, doing something in a mediocre way will never get you exceptional results. Doing the same thing over and over again will yield the same results.
A great deal of wisdom comes from understanding that great things do not occur merely by chance or magic. It just doesn’t happen that way. It takes planning, smart execution, and a lot of hard work.
Don’t downgrade your dreams just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.
– Stuart W. Scott
Realize that putting in average efforts will most likely yield average results. It doesn’t make any sense to expect something exceptional from putting in below-average efforts.
Those who have achieved something extraordinary are the ones who believed in going that little further which can differentiate them from an ordinary. In order to leave a mark, you’ve to bring your unique touch which can make you stand out from the rest.
Following someone else’s path or pattern and then doing that, again and again, is what brings standard outcomes. You’ve to create it in your own way which fits you very well and which can create something unique which never happened before.
Extraordinary is about that little extra.
Great results are achieved by those who don’t shy away from going the extra mile. Extraordinary things don’t happen with the help of shortcuts, there are no quick and easy tricks either. It takes pure hard work and smart planning and execution.
The best way to pursue something exceptional is to delve deeper into even the simplest thing. Don’t just settle for an ordinary result, add something that will make you stand out from your competitors. Standard actions come with standard outcomes, make sure to add your own flavor to get more unique results.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
– Colin Powell
A clear objective and laser-like focus are all you need to perform extraordinary things. No superpower is required.
When one doesn’t have a clear objective, it can be difficult to accomplish anything. How can one accomplish anything remarkable when he or she isn’t sure what they are doing and how they are going to do it?
Having great ideas in the head is easy, but turning them into a reality is the real challenge. Planning is what it takes even to do something which sounds ordinary.
There is one great quote by Frank McKinney, “To live an extraordinary life, you must resist an ordinary approach.”
What’s important is how you begin something, that is all you need – all the others are secondary. Nothing works if you resist beginning. Taking the first step is the most important thing. In order to accomplish something extraordinary one must have the courage to go further and explore the extra mile. Great things rarely happen by taking shortcuts. If this were the case, we all would have achieved it by now.
In the end, It’s hard work and smart and systematic execution which evaluates everything and that’s what defines the final outcomes.