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I loved this short but powerful article on the momentum principle. I remember when I used to work on the bakery trucks, we would never waste a movement. We wouldn’t appear to be rushing, but there was an urgency to keep moving no matter what came up.
After all, the bread products had to get delivered and tomorrow wasn’t an option. It kept you at your best to make sure that the products got to where they needed to be on time and fresh. Sometimes I miss that job, it was self-disciplining at it’s best.
Pick up your pace, like the article below asks. See how momentum grows for you and how much more you complete in less time.
See you next time. Here’s the article:
The Momentum Principle of Success
By Brian Tracy
Fast tempo seems to go hand in hand with all great success. Developing this tempo requires that you start moving and keep moving at a steady rate.
The Key Action To Orientation
When you become an action-oriented person, you activate the “Momentum Principle” of success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get going initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going.
Increase Your Energy
The good news is that the faster you move, the more energy you have. The faster you move, the more you get done and the more effective you feel. The faster you move, the more experience you get and the more you learn. The faster you move, the more competent and capable you become at your work.
Get Onto The Fast Track
A sense of urgency shifts you automatically onto the fast track in your career. The faster you work and the more you get done, the higher will be your levels of self-esteem, self-respect and personal pride.
Talk To Yourself Positively
One of the simplest and yet most powerful ways to get yourself started is to repeat the words, “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” over and over to yourself. If you feel yourself slowing or becoming distracted by conversations or low value activities, repeat to yourself the words, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” over and over.
Get A Reputation For Speed
In the final analysis, nothing will help you more in your career than for you to get the reputation for being the kind of person who gets important work done quickly and well. This reputation will make you one of the most valuable and respected people in your field.
Practice makes perfect! Pick up the tempo! Whatever you are doing, resolve to move faster than ever before.
by Brian Tracy
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