I found this post on my Facebook timeline. I found this post on my Facebook timeline. It reminded me of the phrase I often use of “bent intent.” Where a person says the right words, but doesn’t have the courage (steam) to put them into action. I liked this story so I’ve copied it from facebook Planet Earth One Frame At A Time
<quote> “Before water generates steam, it must register two hundred and twelve degrees of heat. Two hundred degrees will not do it; two hundred and ten will not do it. The water must boil before it will generate enough steam to move an engine, to run a train. Lukewarm water will not run anything.
A great many people are trying to move their life trains with lukewarm water—or water that is almost boiling—and they are wondering why they are stalled, why they cannot get ahead. They are trying to run a boiler with two hundred or two hundred and ten degrees of heat, and they cannot understand why they do not get anywhere.”
Lukewarmness in his work stands in the same relation to man’s achievement as lukewarm water does to the locomotive boiler. No man can hope to accomplish anything great in this world until he throws his whole soul, flings his force to his whole life, into it.” <end quote>