Berger Leadership Blog

Jan 15, 2016

Building and sustaining momentum

FSU football (Ross Obley)
 (Ross Obley photo)

It’s hard to stop positive momentum. Whether it’s a sports team making successful play after successful play, or a company making gains in its respected field, momentum is difficult to stop.

Chris Myers, CEO of BodeTree and contributor to Entrepreneur, writes that positive momentum, or psychological momentum, is “a state of mind where an individual or teams feels things are going unstoppably their way.” He explains further: “Regardless of whether or not it’s true, initial success frequently leads to more success.”

He suggests acting like you’re already succeeding, focusing on the positive, celebrating victories and showing excitement as ways to build momentum in your business.

Similarly, Geoffrey James, contributor to Inc.com, explains how to create upward momentum in your life. He suggests making a list of at least six areas in your life that are important to you and resolving to take at least one action each day to improve in one of those areas. Read James’ other tips here.

I strongly believe in the power of positive momentum, whether it’s in politics, sports, business or in your personal life. You can’t let up, and you must have a clear vision, the right talent, the right leader – and enthusiasm.