The Faster You Learn, The Quicker You Go.

It's not pleasant admitting your weaknesses or confronting the harsh shortcomings your ego places on your capabilities. But the only other option is to deny your failure and keep on failing. You have to want success badly enough that you're willing to drop pretense and appearance in order to get a little bit closer to where you want to be. If that's you, focus on learning and growing. Don't let pride cripple your ability to be amazing.

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5 Inspiring Life Lessons You Learn From The Physics Of Momentum.

To dig even deeper, Newton demonstrated that momentum has both speed and direction. For example, if you were to throw a 2.5 pound model airplane off the top of a small cliff in a southeast direction at 4 miles-per-hour, the plane would have a momentum of 2.5 pounds times 4 miles per hour due southeast measured with reference to the ground. With a calculator you can predict exactly where the plane will land -- without any wind. You can also predict in real time how wind will impact the direction and speed of the model airplane.

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11 Ways To Measure Your Momentum When It Matters That You Achieve Your Goal..

Momentum is what you do to sell that thing. You have to build momentum and maintain momentum. Once you’ve done that, you have to be able to have some way to measure it, right? Trying to figure out if you have momentum in your business or if you need to build more or maintain what you already have isn’t as easy as figuring out your profit margin. But it’s not as difficult as you might think. Sometimes you just have to look below the surface to figure out if you are on the right track. 

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George Steinbrenner: Chicken Eggs, Baseball, And The Quest For Being The Best.

Even though George Steinbrenner didn’t have the typical rags to riches story people like to hear about, he worked each day like he was broke. It was raw obsession. Before every single home game, George would get to the stadium at least an hour before the gates opened to make sure that the place was in pristine condition. He walked every inch of Yankee Stadium, including all the bathrooms, to make sure they were clean and ready for fans. When he ran into young fans, he showered them with attention and conversation.

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Why Momentum Is About That One Thing You Don't Do.

They will rob you of your confidence, steal your joy, and convince you that bold moves are for everyone else but you. They will break your spirit and convince you that chasing something easy, fast, and guaranteed is a better option for you. Which is why not being around them is about the smartest thing you can do. You're not tough enough to counteract their negativity, so don't even try.

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11 Ways To Maintain Momentum When You Are Doing Something That Matters.

hat doesn’t mean you just keep doing what you’re doing. It means you keep doing what you’re doing better and you make small positive changes that will keep you growing. Getting better. Being better. The last thing you want is to lose that momentum and find yourself a "has been" of history. Lost. depressed. Confused. And sharing the war stories of what you did -- not what you are going to do.

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Magnus Walker: Driven To Go Fast Where His Dream For Life Takes Him.

Magnus Walker grew up in Sheffield, England with two siblings and both of his parents. His mother worked at a school. His father worked whatever job came along. Both Magnus and his father had a love for cars. Most boys in the 70’s had a love for sports cars. Magnus was no different. His father fostered his affections by taking him to races and car shows regularly. The one show that stuck out to him was the Earl’s Court Motor Show in London in 1977. Magnus was 10 years old. It was the first time he had ever seen a Porsche in real life. It was a 911 model. Magnus walked around the whole car. Admiring the red, white and blue paint. He looked at the sleek interior. He stood at the back and his eyes were stuck on the word “Turbo.” He decided at that moment, he would own a Porsche 911 Turbo one day. 

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You Don't Get To Fix It Later. It's Too Late Then.

What is a bit more deadly is the damage done by bad personal behaviors when they stop you from building or maintaining momentum because you're too distracted by figuring out how you're going to get out of trouble. How to fix the problem you have. Doing the right thing isn't just so you can say you did the right thing. It's you investing in your future momentum.

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Why Mike Tyson Lost And You Can't Seem To Win.

We often talk about this story as the heroics of an underdog named Buster Douglas -- and certainly, there is a lot of truth to that. But let's not forget that Mike Tyson's inability to build and maintain momentum was the reason for his loss. A talented person with momentum always beats an underdog with momentum. You have to want it every day. It doesn't matter how many wins you have under your belt or how bright your future might look.

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Why Your Most Important Superpower is Momentum.

The easiest way to make sure that happens is to get up in the morning with a plan. To safeguard your momentum with a process that ensures you spend your effort and creativity in ways that protect your momentum. But if the beginning of the day is important, so is the middle and the end. Those times when you actually have to get the work done. Not just talk about it or think about it, plan for it, prepare for it, or tell everybody else what you're going to do.

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11 Ways to Build Momentum In Launching Your New Business Idea.

Building momentum doesn't need to be a mystery. If you are questioning whether you have enough momentum right now, the answer is probably “no.” And that’s OK.All businesses, have their ups and downs. The key is not let the downs keep you down for long. Here are a few ways you can build momentum, get unstuck, and start moving towards where you want to be:

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Ingvar Kamprad: How Momentum Turned Ordinary Into a $60 Billion Fortune.

Ingvar related to his employees and his customers. Despite his billionaire status, Ingvar still drove an old Volvo. He never flew first class. He stayed in cheap hotels when he traveled. And most of his clothes were bought at a flea market. He didn’t believe you had to be flashy to be successful or happy. And he wanted to always teach that frugality to the people who worked for him. He wanted them to be comfortable. He didn’t enforce strict dress codes and he didn’t get mad when they made a mistake at work. He believed things would work out or they could be fixed.

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Those Values You Wrote Down Are Bullshit.

That's what your values are all about. Ever-changing. Always evolving. Just like you. You might value the wrong thing for a while, only to be snapped back to reality by a situation that forces you to reassess your thinking. Your values change. What you put on paper means nothing. How you live your life means everything.

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11 Ways to Add More Value To Your Sales Strategy.

There will always be something new and something better and something more you can do to create revenue. Do those things for your customer.Doing more is what will keep your name coming up over and over again when someone asks them, “Hey, who do you know who does…?” Make delivering more value your obsession.

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Leonardo Del Vecchio: Afraid Not To Succeed.

More than 56 years later, he came close to making that dream happen, when his company merged with France’s multinational company, Essilor. Together they formed the world's largest producer and retailer of sunglasses and prescription glasses. They now have over 7,800 shops in over 150 countries. And the group, Luxottica Essilor, has over 80,000 employees throughout the world.

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The Engine That Powers the Value You Want To Create.

How you hustle obviously matters. How you bring that intensity and purpose matters. What you aim it at. The steps you go through. That all matters. You don't have permission to take advantage of other people just because you have a dream. So here is the most important question you need to ask yourself: "What would you do right now if you didn't get another chance at tomorrow unless you did something awesome today?

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