The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little ‘extra’. – Jimmy Johnson
Just as no achievement is created with one act, neither is there a tremendous gulf between decent and great.
At least not in each act along the way.
Sure, the difference between doing nothing and something is great, but it’s generally not that hard to be extraordinary (in regards to something is “okay” or “decent”) in any given moment.*
It’s doing it consistently that makes the difference.
When you do something consistently, and you do it a little better each time, you set yourself apart.
* Of course, it’s discipline, commitment and practice that animate doing the “little extra” in any given moment.