One degree…a big difference

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At 211 degrees, water is hot.
At 212 degrees, it boils.
And with boiling water, comes steam.
And with steam, you can power a train.
One degree.

Applying one extra degree of temperature to water means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine – a beautifully uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor – consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task, action and effort we undertake.

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  1. Tired Mimmy said:

    You have no idea how appropriate this was for today. It was one of those that kicked me in the rump! I had a hard day at school (one of the worst!)… This reminded me to keep my eyes on the prize. We had a test with 48 pages of typed notes and thought i had it in the bag… well she did the test with four pages multiple choice/matching and six pages of essay questions… (multiple questions in every question… one had up to six seperate responses… it was a killer and CAD… well anyone wanting to make money i need help badly! I also have one week to render 4 drawings and do 2 sample boards. I am stressed beyond comprehension and need that one degree right about now. Poor C took me to dinner and watched me break down and cry all through dinner. Please pray for me… i have five and a half weeks of "hard" to get through and then… its cake! (PS. for all you that have degrees i am in awe.. esp the engineers.) Yesterday i was on cloud nine because i got a 100 on my Building Codes test and today i was reminded how "inadequate" i am! I guess its one day at a time!

    October 31, 2006

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