You are the most important factor in whether or not your business succeeds.
Think of your business as a body. And, like every body, it has momentum.
The momentum of a body is a multiple of that body’s mass and its speed. Those of you who did physics might remember the old p = mv formula where they confused us by using “p” to signify momentum since the “m” was already taken !!!
A few implications:
- No matter how slow you’re moving, you have momentum.
- No matter how light you are, you have momentum.
- No matter how big your business is, it has no momentum if it’s not moving.
Which brings us to Martin Luther King (MLK). And a saying of his:
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
You’ll move at different speeds on different days. And perhaps some days you’ll feel that you cannot move at all due to circumstances.
But you can never know what impact you can have – even with a modest effort.
In 1963 MLK was in jail in Birmingham, Alabama. But in jail he maintained his momentum by writing his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that was massively influential in the Civil Rights campaign.
There is always hope. You just need to help yourself.
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