In the last few months I have come to truly appreciate the priceless value of momentum to any organization or movement.
The Law of Momentum
The total momentum of any group of objects remains the same unless an external force acts on the objects.
In the real world there are always external forces acting on an organization, positive forces and negative forces.
There are some organizations which have a lot more positive forces acting on them than the negative forces. These organizations seem to be always be blazing a trail, making all the right decisions with many of their “risky moves” paying off. What did you think when you heard Apple was going to build a cell phone?
Of course there is the opposite of this where the negative forces far outweigh the positive. These organizations seem to never be able to get it together. No matter which opportunities come their way.
We always look at the organizations that are blazing a trail and chalk it up to simply a stroke of luck…
“Oh its their time shine now”
“They just keep getting lucky”
“They have a true mastermind planning their strategy”
“They called in CG 2.0 to read their palms … he ended up giving them all blackberries which made the world of difference their organization and now Corey has earned well over $11 Million from that key insight”
Alrite I think you get the point I was getting a bit carried away there…
My Point – The Value Of Momentum
I believe that we don’t always take the time to appreciate how momentum is really a key part of the success mix and getting “lucky”
Often with our heads down in the play book strategizing, we miss the obvious strategy or insights which surface from within the organization.
Many of us, deep down inside believe that to build an organization that blazes the trail it takes some special brand of “magic” that just happens once you get a few wins under your belt.
When we observe other organizations who are moving at break neck paste to the next level and think hmmm, there must be some great genius behind this with an almost flawless and well orchestrated plan.Hmmmm, I could be wrong, but at least let me make you think!
Maybe, just maybe its less about genius and more about momentum. The mystic powers of momentum can cause a heightened sense of creativity, insight, inspiration and genius among the people in the organization.
Most of us watch sports or at least heard the stories many teams seem to keep stepping it up to the next level each time they touch the field/court. Could it be heightened senses caused by all the momentum the team is generating? Can an average player become one of the best players within and organization the right momentum?
Think about that!
I know what you are thinking how do i create this shift in momentum. Well there are many different ways to create a shift momentum. Always remember the genius comes from the crowd of people who are labelled management, team members and fans. The leaders facilitates the momentum. Momentum facilitates genius. Genius takes you wherever you need to go.
Momentum Brings out the best in people
Close your eyes imagine what your organization would be like if it had the momentum of a wrecking ball. Alllll that potential energy you have now in “full swing”.
Let me leave you with one basic rule to get things into “full swing” –
Never turn your face away from those whose eyes are fixed on your vision. Karen L Richardson