Ex-NFL Coach Jimmy Johnson use to tell his players, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” What a tremendous truth in this one little statement and it must have worked for Coach Johnson because he was a highly successful football coach.

I have used this phrase in many of the talks I have given whether it was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce banquet or giving a devotional to a church group. This is one statement that can be used in anything. It has been used repeatedly in the work place trying to encourage employees to give more than what was expected of them. I have noticed that when you expect more from someone and give them the tools to work with they will exceed your expectations.

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