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 Good to Great, 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?

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12 years ago

Good - no "great" reminder!


12 years ago

We're seeing some "mo" in language learning, thankfully. We're finding it's better to do a little consistently, every day, and try to actually USE it, than to do a whole lot at once and not apply very much.
Good posts on discipline and momentum. Thanks, Randy.


12 years ago

Thanks Tommy!


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