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Understanding the Importance of Momentum

Understanding the Importance of Momentum

How important is momentum in business?

The greater the momentum, the harder it is to stop the object's movement.

When you have momentum in business, everything seems to roll forward, stuff gets done, things happen, employees are proactive, customers are happy and extraordinary results are accomplished.

How do businesses maintain momentum?

To sustain your company's momentum and keep chugging along, follow the six tips below.

  1. Remember the reason why you started.
  2. Set reachable goals.
  3. Celebrate successes, big and small.
  4. Show your team recognition and appreciation.
  5. Expect hurdles along the way.
  6. Delegate tasks.

When you think about the word “momentum,” you may have flashbacks about your days in science or physics class. Momentum is often defined as mass in motion. But momentum doesn’t just belong in science. It also has a place in business. When you have business momentum, tasks get done and goals get accomplished. But what about when you lose momentum? Your business can begin to slow and lose focus on the big picture. Think of your business as a big mass in motion. Is it keeping the momentum? Or is it slowly losing steam?

Momentum is all about keeping your business moving forward no matter what life throws your way. It's the force that helps you stay focused on your goals and keeps you moving in the right direction. When you have momentum in business, nothing can stop you from reaching your goals. You'll be able to power through any obstacle and come out on top!

This is a Parable Zig Ziglar always told that says it best. Enjoy!!

Prime the Pump

First, you’ve got to prime the pump. In pump-speak, this means that you need to pour some water in first before the pump can continue to suck water out from a well.

In any endeavor in life, work, school, or other circles, you need to put something in first before you can get anything out. Contribute your fair share of effort, invest time, energy, and money – especially during the initial stages. This priming process is needed long before you can expect any reward.

Sweat At It

Second, you’ve got to sweat at it and pump away for some time before expecting the water to flow. This means putting in enough hard work pumping away until the water comes all the way up to the top and beyond before it cascades downwards from the tap to the pail.

Similarly, if you work hard enough, long enough and enthusiastically enough, rewards may flow. However, make sure you choose the right pump in the first place. In this regard, perseverance and determination are timeless virtues that are relevant at any age.

Enjoy the Sweet Flow

Finally, once you’ve managed to get the water to flow, it will continue to flow on its own, allowing the pump to supply the sweet nectar of life for some time. That source of water would help to quench parched throats, energize exhausted horses, or refresh dirty bodies.

In our work, these would be the fruits that we harvest after we have finally hit the jackpot.

What do you think of this little anecdote? Does it get your blood “pumping”?

Areas of Review

Big picture takeaway points

Big picture takeaway points

  1. Momentum is especially important in your business.
  2. Make a list of why momentum is important in your business and put it up for everyone to see.
  3. When you have momentum in your business, you can be unstoppable.


Self-reflection questions to think more about the content

  1. Have I read the parable by Zig Ziglar and let it sink in? In a nutshell it says, when you put in the hard work in the beginning you can sit back and watch the fruits of your labor.
  2. Do I know how to be a good leader? People follow a good example, and it sets the standard for everyone else and what is expected.

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