Wednesday Wisdom: Farnsworth's First Law of Life, Leadership, and Bicycles
FARNSWORTH'S FIRST LAW
OF LIFE, LEADERSHIP, AND BICYCLES
Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to
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.
First Law of Life, Leadership and Bicycles:
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!