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!
Where are you seeing momentum these days?
repost from 1.13.11