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Big Mo

Momentum is defined as, “the driving force gained by the development of a process or course of action.”

How would you like to be the kind of leader whose results are described as a driving force?

In baseball, momentum is said to be only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher. In football, Big Mo comes with a turnover or a big play. Businesses look for momentum based on the economic climate. Churches, schools, and fitness centers have certain times of the year where Mo shows up.

Want in on a little secret? Momentum is not that random. It is more available than you might think.

In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins likens momentum to a “Flywheel.” He says it like this: “In building greatness, there is no single defining action, no grand program, no one killer innovation, no solitary lucky break, no miracle moment. Rather, the process resembles relentlessly pushing a giant heavy flywheel in one direction, turn upon turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond.”

Did you get that? The power of a flywheel comes more from consistency than it does from a single spectacular act.

That means if you want to see your influence go to “driving force” levels you must stay the course.

Consistency without becoming bored can be a challenge. It is only possible if you connect your action back to your mission and your passion.

Greatness is not about a miracle idea or a special time of the year. It is about consistent integrity.

Be true to your mission. Be disciplined in your habits. Be consistent in the way you act.

Do these 3 over time and Big Mo might make you a driving force too!

i2i,

Randy

Where are you seeing momentum these days?

 

 

repost from 1.13.11

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Coach Brown

8 years ago

Good insight…it reminds me of of what is needed when an overpowering force meets an immovable object – momentum eventually turns the tide to move what was immovable. The Grand Canyon was once a trickling stream that used momentum over time to carve the rock-bed into one of the great wonders of the world. God uses momentum everyday for His purposes. Thanks Randy…

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks for the comment Coach!

Jeff Carrier

8 years ago

Thanks Randy – I know I have only commented a couple of times, but these are great! Really needed to remember consistency over short term wins – thanks for the flywheel today!

randygravitt

8 years ago

You bet Jeff. Thanks!

Ja

8 years ago

Thanks Randy for the blog, there are times when it seems the only thing keeping me going is the momentum. Have you seen the movie “Flywheel” yet? If not it is a great movie. It is the first one put out by the same people who did “Facing the Giants”, “Fire Proof” and “Courageous.” So far it is my favorite one they have produced.
Thanks and God Bless,
Ja

randygravitt

8 years ago

I have seen Flywheel & it was a great story!

Todd Hendrix

8 years ago

Sometimes we might get tired of pushing and all the effort, but we look up and realize the flywheel is not so hard to push as it started out. We may also notice that we are much further down the road than we would have ever imagined was even possible.

randygravitt

8 years ago

So true. Thanks Todd!

MXT

8 years ago

When everything gets better, everything gets better

randygravitt

8 years ago

So true bro!

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