Water doesn’t boil at 211 degrees. But adding just one more degree makes a difference.
In life, the margin often is just as slender between success and failure, winning and losing, mediocrity and excellence.
In the 1988 Olympics, the loser in a 50-mile bicycle race was exactly one inch behind the winner.
What does this teach us? Simply that it’s the last little bit of effort that will often make the difference.
To Do Today: When you’re tempted to give up, find that extra burst of energy, that extra degree of fire, that will give you the satisfaction of knowing – win or lose – that you have done your very best.
Daily Lenten Commitment: “Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa