The Importance of Building Momentum

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This past week, I was doing a training class with a group of our representatives. We focused on the word “momentum“ and the importance of it. Consistent success requires momentum and while it may take a while to build, once you do you never want to lose it. Because when you have momentum, everything falls in the right place and a lot of good things happen.

The hardest part of gaining momentum is what you have to go through in the beginning. For example, think about a merry-go-round. We’ve all had the job of having to push a bunch of kids as they’re screaming “faster, faster“. At first, it takes a great amount of force to get it moving and you have to dig in your heels and strain every muscle. You have to push with everything you have just to get started and it starts very slow. Once you gradually gain speed, less force is required to keep it moving and when you finally reach top speed, it takes very little effort to keep it there. At that point, you can stand there and push that merry-go-round with just one hand. What a different experience once you have built momentum.

This applies to building success. We all want to build momentum but we have to understand that it takes time. As a matter of fact, sometimes it takes longer than we want it to, so the best time to start is right now. Do not procrastinate. Every day you waste makes it even harder to build.

You may be at a point in your life or your career where you’re thinking that everything seems to be going wrong or nothing is falling into place. The problem is, you don’t have any momentum. You have to start, but even more important than that, you have to make a commitment and you have to be willing to grind it out. It’s going to be difficult in the beginning but you must never give up. There may be times when you will doubt whether it’s even worth it. When those moments come, that is when you have to push even harder. No matter what, you must commit to keep pushing and keep plugging away. I promise you that if you do, good things will happen. This is how you build momentum.

Quitting or giving up is no longer part of your vocabulary. You are committed to the cause. Please understand that this is going to take a lot of effort. In our business for example, you can’t work part time and expect maximum results. You can’t work a day here, an hour there, and once in a while. With that mentality, you will never build momentum.

Make the decision today that you are going to build momentum. This means you have to step fully into it. Make a 100% commitment. Find the people who have success and start hanging out with them. Learn from them. Successful people will teach you what it takes to build momentum.

Keep in mind, there will be times where you feel like you are losing exactly that. It’s okay, it happens to all of us. To get yourself out of that temporary lull, repeat the things that made you successful. Momentum will take time and you will get there if you stay the course and never give up.

There is a success train that you may have heard about, it’s called “The Mojo Train”.  Are you ready to jump on board? It starts off slowly and you’re going to have to get out and push it to begin with, but once you’re on it is a fantastic ride! Jump on board!

Let’s build some momentum and have a super fantastic week!

RICH NORTON

Regional Sales Manager RMS

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