Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd:
a little bit more.

They did all that was expected of them, and a little bit more.
— Lou Vickery
 
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger.

If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
— Dale Carnegie
 
The difference between winning and losing is most often.... not quitting.
— Walt Disney
 
Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
— Jimmy Carter