‘You can’t send an ordinary effort to do an extraordinary job.’ FALSE. If the ordinary effort keeps going, HELLO, EXTRAORDINARY!
Yes, ‘you can become so good they can’t ignore you’ but to get THAT good, you have to ignore a LOT of distractions for mastery.
If the QUANTITY of pay were based on QUALITY displayed, would there be a famine or a feast today? Do your best. Enjoy the feast!