212 is the degrees Fahrenheit that water boils, but that’s not the main point.
The main point is it that DOES NOT boil at 211 degrees. At 211 degrees water is simply very hot water.
But when it increases to 212 degrees, just a one degree change the entire structure of the water changes and it become boiling hot thereby creating steam that can power a locomotive.
What does this have to do with you and I?
Well, simply raising the temperature of water just an extra degree means the difference between something that is just very hot and and something that generates enough force to power a machine is a an amazing, uncomplicated metaphor that should feed everything we do.
It reminds us that the small extra effort in everything we do can be THE difference in our lives.
There are no real ‘secrets to success’. I was reminded when studying at the Henry Ford Museum last week that success with anything ultimately comes down to two things……action and effort.
Those early thought leaders that changed the world with their inventions, just kept pushing on.
Sure, sometimes you’ll reap ‘immediate’ benefits when you take action on something but many times the result is much further down the road.
And sometimes we get discouraged and fail to apply consistent action over time – this is the equivalent to moving that water temperature from 211 to 212.
So my question is……
Is there an area of your health where you could apply just a little more effort?
Turning up our efforts just ONE more degree can allow you to achieve things you might not have thought possible.
It’s getting out of condition based thinking that you need to have everything just perfect before you can move the needle on your health. This is untrue. Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’ to take care of your health (or do the thing you’ve always wanted to do) – it will never come.
Instead, do what you can with what you have where you are right now.
” The line between failure and success is so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success. A little more persistence, a little more effort, a what seemed a hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard
Look for where you can put in a little extra effort, and turn things up just ONE degree. Over time, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how you can take baby steps towards your goals.
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