THe 212 Principle

The 212 Principle dan skognes leadership development trainer coach consultant motivation blogger speaker

At 211 degrees, water is hot.  At 212 degrees, it boils.  Boiling water causes steam, and steam can power a locomotive.  One degree makes all the difference. It takes a lot of energy to come to a boil, but once it begins to boil, it just percolates. In fact, you have to be careful that it does not boil over.

The boiling point in life is the gulf between the winners and losers.  The difference between mediocre and brilliant.  The difference between destiny and futility. One degree of effort can be the difference in not just changing your life, but changing the world.

The difference between winning and losing is sometimes a fraction of a second.  Ask Michael Phelps if it was worth the extra degree of effort to win his gold medals.  Every champion understands the 212 Principle. If you don’t put in the effort, you miss the very meaning of life.

The difference between good and great can be millions of dollars, not to mention the feeling of satisfaction you get with winning.  There is something to be said to standing before your Creator, and hearing Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

I want to know that I did not just give lip service to living my life to the fullest.  I want to know that I have given everything I am and all I have to being all that God created me to be.  That will take me applying the 212 Principle.

Don’t settle for good.  Don’t live for the weekend.  Every day you have is a gift.  That is why they call it the present.  Cherish it.  Embrace it.  Turn up the heat!  Once you do and you experience the thrill of victory, you will be able to conquer the agony of defeat….because you will be on a roll.  In cooking they call it a rolling boil.  Let’s roll!

As Zig Zigler said, “See you at the top.”


Dan Skognes

One Response to “THe 212 Principle”

  1. ganzymalgwi says:

    Thanks your sir for such an insight, i am motivated by your post. one degree matters alot and it what makes the difference

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