Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wednesday Wisdom: Farnsworth's First Law of Life, Leadership, and Bicycles


Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to start.
Gil Penchina 


Sir Isaac Newton figured it out in the world of physics over 300 years ago. His First Law of Motion states:

Every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force.

The same principle applies in life and leadership. It requires a lot of energy to get moving; staying in motion is much easier. Once achieved, forward momentum in the right direction is a precious commodity and must not be squandered.

Momentum in life and leadership is an amazing thing. It dramatically magnifies our forward progress and makes huge objectives possible.

It also produces significant side benefits. Just as in riding a bicycle, forward motion in life prevents us from wobbling and tipping over. It eliminates wasted energy and makes it easier to stay on track. It reduces distractions and helps us stay focused on the things that matter most.

Farnsworth's First Law of Life, Leadership and Bicycles:

It's a lot easier to keep your balance when you're moving forward.

Momentum in the right direction is a beautiful thing. It can infuse a ho-hum life or a so-so organization with power and purpose. Here's a word to the wise: With all your getting, get going. And then keep going!


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