What is 212°...
AT 211 Degrees. Water is Hot.
At 212 Degrees. It Boils.
And with Boiling Water. Comes Steam.
And Steam Can Power a Locomotive.
Raising the temperature of water by one extra degree means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine - a beautiful, uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor- consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task 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 small things can make tremendous differences. So simple is the analogy that you can stop reading right now, walk away with the opening firmly planted in your mind and benefit from it for the rest of your life.
-Sam Parker & Mac Anderson (212° The Extra Degree)