steam engineHi Beautiful People!

The other night I was having an inspired conversation with my brother in law Gary Claiborne. We began talking about many things of great interest, but one of the things we talked about really resonated with me for some reason and I just had to share it with you today.

Gary told me of a book he read titled “212 Degrees: The Extra Degree” written by Author Sam Parker. I have not read the book yet but I have added it to my list of books that are a must read.

The philosophy behind this book is that 212° the extra degree captures the essence of excellence in an unforgettable way… At 211° water is hot. At 212°, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. The one extra degree makes the difference.

Now lets think about this and apply it to life and our dreams, goals, successes, and failures….  If you think of 211 degrees as “you” just going along trying to accomplish things and you feel as if you are doing your best and you keep trying and working and trying and working and failing and trying again and now you are beginning to feel defeated and you want to just give up…

What if when you are ready to give up (at 211 degrees) , what if that is right before you are about to succeed? You see, the only difference between hot water and boiling water is one degree. Consider when you reach success to be 212 degrees, the only thing that took you to that boiling point was just that 1 extra degree.  Do you really want to give up when you are so close to succeeding?

I think this is a great book to add to any reading list and I cant wait to read it! In the meantime, if you are ready to give up on something that you have been working towards maybe all you need is a renewed look at whatever it is to feel inspired to keep going. I am here to tell you that you may fail over and over again but I promise if you keep going and NEVER give up you will eventually see success! Maybe all you need is someone who can offer a new perspective or even just some support and motivation. If that is what you want and need contact me and I can help. :)  Click Here to contact me for help

This is a great video to motivate and inspire you! Take 3 minutes and invest in yourself and watch it. :)

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