1-Degree Separates Good From Great

Simple – radical – truths worth sharing. This motivational video called 212° The Extra Degree, by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson hits the mark.


“212° The Extra Degree captures a simple, yet powerful concept. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. It’s that extra degree that can power a locomotive…or, take your life results far beyond your expectations. By taking ownership of this fundamental principle, focusing on a clearly-defined goal, maintaining an unstoppable attitude, committing to take action, and persevering, you’ll see life-altering, positive results. The message of 212° The Extra Degree is clear: It’s your life: You are responsible for your results. It’s time to turn up the heat!

The Extra Degree is a way of being—both in thought and action. By example, let’s look at what a 30-minutes a day could do. If we cut out a 1/2 hour of TV… or internet… or Facebook, each day, that would be 182.5 “extra degree” hours to devote to getting better, spending time with family, reading, getting stronger, putting up another 250 jumpers, giving back, et cetera.

So… what “extra degree” thing are you willing to do?


Love this idea inspired by Craig Ballantyne

Get up 15 minutes earlier everyday. That’s 75 minutes of “extra degree” time per week. That’s 65 “extra” hours per year!

What you do with that time to make it productive is up to you.

Imagine the advantage you can create for yourself with a small investment of just 15 extra minutes daily!

One extra degree is often what separates the good from the great.


“Some men… obtain a victory by exerting, at that last moment, more vigorous effort than before.” –Polybius