The last little effort unleashes the enormous power and energy that gives exponential results. In isolation, this little effort is meaningless and inconsequential, but this little effort in combination with series of efforts down the road contains in it the power of large magnitude. There’s very good corollary that validates this point.
At 211 degree Fahrenheit, water is hot.
At 212 degrees, water boils.
And with boiling water, comes the steam.
And with steam, you can power a train.
Look at the colossal power of just one degree. Hot water is just a hot water but with one extra degree, the hot water produces steam and steam can move the trains.
This beautiful metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor – consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task, action and effort we undertake. 212 serves as a forceful drill sergeant with its motivating and focused message while adhering to a scientific law – a natural law. It reminds us that seemingly trivial things can make tremendous differences.
You know there’re no secrets to success. Success with anything, success in anything has one fundamental aspect – effort. And to achieve exponential results there must be additional effort.
“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.”
Vince Lombardi says more…….
“Inches make the champion.”
Often in life we miss the opportunity to do more and create better results because we’re not aware of the possibilities that could occur if we applied a small amount of effort beyond what we normally do. For instance, consider the impact of making an extra contact each day…. … ……….. an additional call to any friend……..one more effort to get networked … a brief discussion with a colleague… an encouraging talk with a member of your team. With contact comes opportunity. At the end of a year you’ll have opened more than 200 additional doors of possibility. On the personal side, imagine the exponentially positive results of investing an additional 15 minutes of time each day for reading a book of your profession — an equivalent of more than two weeks of work time each year.
So your new mantra should be 212.
Ideas for creating an exceptional 212 life
1. Commit to starting early and going long – every day. Just 30 minutes early and 30 minutes more at the end of the day will add 6 hours to your week.
2. Make a few extra contact attempts each day than you normally would.
3. Let nothing interrupt your hours – the hours in your day where you can be talking with your prospects or customers (I mean employers).
4. Complain less, twice daily, and choke off 10 seeds of negativity for the week.
Make one extra “no motive” service effort each day with your current friends, colleagues, and mastermind group — something they’re not expecting – and potentially improve your business and personal relationships and watch the multiplier effect.