October 20th, 2009
In a moment I’m going to send you to a link to look at some people I coach who’ve got MOMENTUM on their side.
But first, let’s talk about how to kill momentum – something that happens to good people every single day by the so-called well-meaning others.
One of the first ways to kill momentum is interfering with someone who is already doing well, is getting things done, is accomplishing tasks.
Last night was a perfect example.
You have the Yankees v. Angels – Game 3 of the ALCS.
The Yankees have a pitcher on the mound who is doing a great job. And the manager interferes. He takes out the guy who is totally in command of his game and effortlessly putting out the Angels’ battlers.
The manager puts in a pitcher who isn’t HALF of what the previous guy was in terms of raw talent and focus. Why? Because right handers supposedly have a tough time with left-handed batters.
New pitcher takes the mound and loses the game – after the Yankees manager KILLED the momentum of his own team.
It’s tragic – yet it happens every day to people who would otherwise succeed if they only had a coach or mentor who showed them the way, motivated them to succeed, then encouraged them as they moved forward and were catapulted onto success.
One thing I’m grateful for is having coaches who’ve helped me gain momentum. My coaches fostered momentum in me – and this caused me to win a national title and world title in kung fu,as well as create a great business, attain peace of mind, and so on.
I bring this same spirit into play with the men and women I coach. You can see what I mean by going here.