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Extra Points: Rolling Bottles

Dan Weedin Unleashed-40This Week’s Focus Point: Rolling Bottles

This past week I had to fly down and back from California for a speaking event. I like to sit in the back row aisle seat because I’m right next to the bathroom and sometimes can get first shot at coffee or libations from the flight attendants!

On this particular trip, there was a mother with a young child seated a few rows in front of me on the aisle. As we landed, the momentum of plane hurled the child’s water bottle that was on the floor right down the aisle. As the plane kept braking, the water bottle kept rolling. Everyone chuckled as the AWOL bottle was eventually handed back row by row until reaching its owner.

Momentum is critical to business success because there are daily events that try to put the brakes on your objectives. When these obstacles appear and try to thwart your efforts, you need to increase your momentum just like that runaway bottle on the airplane. The more the brakes are applied by outside sources, the more you need momentum to carry you through. The way to ensure that you can create this force is by making momentum-building a daily activity and behavior in your company and within yourself.

Final thought: Outside forces – most often outside our control and/or contrived in our own brains – will try to put the brakes on in your personal life as well. Look…you only get one life. Don’t allow fear, negativity, or discouragement to create inertia in it; rather set your mind to be resilient and unleash that momentum to thrive.

Quote of the Week:

“Everyone that steps into the ring has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth.”

~ Mike Tyson

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