Category: Your Voice Published on Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00 Written by Eddie Conner
I can remember taking a Chemistry class back in my high school days (many moons ago). As a teenager, my favorite courses were Gym, History, and yes, lunch time. My Chemistry class was very boring with the long lectures and note taking sessions. However, the class projects and group assignments made it interesting from time to time.One thing I can remember learning about is temperature and itʼs effect on water. The teacher explained, when the temperature of water is raised to 211 degrees Fahrenheit the water then becomes hot and creates steam. However, at 212 degrees Fahrenheit the water begins to boil.
Itʼs interesting that just one degree Fahrenheit, makes the difference between steaming and boiling. Listening to this lecture as a 16-year-old kid, while looking at my watch, meant nothing at that time. Now, as I recall and reﬂect on the lesson as an adult, there are practical truths that we can learn.
Just one degree more is all it took to move from steam to boil. Have you reached your boiling point? Not the boiling point of being negative, angry, and upset to where youʼre going to jump off the edge. Iʼm talking about the place where youʼre working your Godgiven gifts, pressing towards your dreams, and making the little adjustments in your life
that eventually make a BIG difference.
Is your dream only on steam? You say to yourself, “I wish I could do this...if only I had the money...I wonder if this may happen.” Itʼs time to stop wishing and wondering, itʼs time to start doing! No longer can you sit back, wait, and procrastinate. We must engage our minds and embrace the ﬁerce urgency of now!
Itʼs time to turn up the temperature on your goals, dreams, visions, and ideas. How long will you continue to put off writing the book, opening the business, and going back to school? The only person stopping you is YOU! No longer can you continue to play the blame game and presently live in the past. Whatʼs past is past...itʼs over! Get up, shake
it off, brush off your shoulders, and begin to engage your mind/will to press forward by any means necessary!
Youʼre so close to your boiling point! So close to breaking out and breaking through.
Whatʼs holding you back? What are the adjustments that you can make in your life to turn it around? Maybe itʼs taking better care of your health/nutrition, forgiving people, thinking positive, breaking bad habits and addictions, letting go of negative relationships, and getting closer to God. Whatever changes need to be made, God has given you the power to do it. I challenge you to turn it up a notch, take it to another level, raise the temperature another degree, and youʼll see your life move from just enough to more than enough.
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