working with steam

Last Update: February 12, 2016

We have been working on an estate long distance. A writer, reader, wordsmith.... this lady had boxes of books and office supplies, etc. One of the little books she had was one called "212, the extra degree" Sam Parker & Mac Anderson

"At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it's the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great."

Clutter has been an excuse for us for quite some time being the junkers we are. This small motivational book and the inspirational opening line have changed our business outlook.

Hope it will add to your day the way it has to ours!

Rod and Troy


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SusanAL Premium
Many thanks for sharing your treasured find. I love these little observances that people make. The "a-ha" moments and the "I never realized that before" discoveries. They can really change one's perspective and increase one's understanding of how little things can have a big influence.
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MKearns Premium
This can work the other way too. The frog in the water syndrome. A frog is put in the water and the temperature gradually increased. Eventually it reaches a critical boiling point and the frog dies in a flash, but it is so lulled by the fading comfort that it does nothing to escape. The point is that constant vigilance is necessary to perfect and excel in your endeavors.
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Junkexchange Premium
Thanks for your thoughts. I am not sure I understand your example and conclusion, regarding this post. Please elaborate.
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MKearns Premium
One critical degree can make a difference between life and inescapable death in this case.
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Junkexchange Premium
Thank you.
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Ventures2000 Premium
That is really cool. Thanks, Robert
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Junkexchange Premium
Nice pun
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Wayne66 Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. It is true tat one more degree of effort can make all the difference.
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Sheila50 Premium
Thanks much for sharing!
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