The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. (Og Mandino, late American author)

Too many of us are satisfied with less than our best effort. We try to do well, but we may have fallen prey to the “menace of mediocrity.” That is, we do only what we are supposed to do—no more, no less. If our work is good enough to get by, why spend more energy or effort to do more. As Mandino implies, that effort will never achieve great success. Work harder!

All hard work brings a profit (Proverbs 14:23). Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10).