The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is “extra.” (Bear Grylls, TV personality)

That’s obvious, isn’t it? But Grylls is speaking about more than spelling or word choice. To achieve more than “the ordinary,” you have to really put in some “extras”—investments of time, energy, and resources. When those “extras” may cost us more than we’re willing to spend, we settle for something less than we could otherwise achieve. What a shame!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23)