I am really excited for 2024. 2023 has been great but there is something fun about a new year, new challenges, and a reset.

I was thumbing through a Very interesting book that the Club just got, called 212 degrees.

Here is an excerpt.

“One Degree. Applying one extra degree of temperature to water means the difference between something that is simply very hot, 211 degrees, and something that generates enough force to power a machine, 212 degrees-a beautifully uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor-consistently pushing us to give the extra effort in every task and action we undertake. It reminds us that seemingly small things can make a tremendous difference.” Sam Parker.

I love what this author has to say, it is really simple but can make changes in your life, at work, or at home. I have always been a believer in putting in the effort and seeing what that can do to the outcome. Move a little faster, go the extra mile, go a little farther, stay a little longer, or push a minute more. You will see the results and be proud of them as well.

I am going to use this metaphor in the upcoming year, even more than I already do. I hope you will too, no matter what it is you are trying to do. By putting in the effort, even just 1 degree more, you can accomplish your goals.