"Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street."
--- Ben Nicholas
If you pick up an Entrepreneur magazine, flip the pages of a biography of a great business person, or even watch the program Sharks, you'll find inspiration from successful business people who overcame odds to make it big. Some may have had catastrophic events in their lives that caused them to pursue a particular course, while others simply chased their dreams to fulfillment.
In either case, they all kept a determined focus, the kind that nothing could deter, to stick to their course toward their goals.
"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
--- Elbert Hubbard
For these successful business people, the key for them was to keep keeping on. They didn't waver from their steel-like resolutions. They didn't give up when faced with setbacks. They also did all that they could do to keep the momentum going.
Whenever a business leader ceases to learn or reduces his or her storehouse of knowledge, decline swiftly follows. In today's climate, change happens too quickly for businesses to forego learning. Unless leaders make a concerted effort to gather information and re-educate themselves, their businesses will suffer the negative momentum of ignorance.
"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
--- Blaise Pascal
Financial guru and motivational speaker, Dave Ramsey says that he took a billionaire to lunch one time to learn what it takes to become that wealthy. With pen in hand, Ramsey waited for the billionaire to spout words of wisdom. When Ramsey asked what the billionaire would do if he were Ramsey and wanted to become a billionaire, the wise gentleman responded, "There are really only two things: First, always be generous in your giving. Second, read The Tortoise and the Hare. Every time I read that story, the tortoise always wins."
The key is momentum. Steady prodding without interruption, without giving up, and without excuses.
"The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum."
--- Frances E. Willard
John Maxwell says that many business owners cling to past successes and traditions to the point that they imperil their organization. Some, enamored with a product, make decisions based on emotional attachments rather than sound judgment. Others, stubbornly set in their ways, refuse to face their fears of change-even when their current business model is unsustainable.
Dominos Pizza recently had to scrap recipes a generation old in order to give itself a makeover. Ford Motor Company sold off Jaguar and Land Rover so that it could compete more effectively in the small-car market. What drastic changes might you need to consider in order to put you and your team in a better position to gain momentum?
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
--- Walt Disney
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