Newton's Law -- The scientific formula for momentum:
Mass x Velocity = Momentum
Let's first define momentum. Momentum is impetus, force , thrust; it is the energy source that drives something else. It si like an avalanche that builds in magnitude, speed, and potential as it gushes down the slope.
How many people even realize that momentum is a natural law, a univeral principle, that exists and operates in our lives whether we believe it or not?
The incredibel thing about momentum is that once you understand it and how it applies to your life and personal growth, yor chances of success go way up. if you can align your choices, thoughts, and actions with the universal principle--the natural law of momentum-- your success rate will go through the roof.
As with all natural laws, thogh, you an either operate in ways where they serve you--or break you. Remember, principles are not biased; they do not break--we can only break ourselves against them.
Action: Think about this sports analogy: Which team usually wins the game? The best team or the team that has the momentum
Do you remember the children's rhyme that begins "Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?" The tale relates how a cat went to see the queen, and when it was asked later about the experience, the only thing the cat recalled was that it had seen a mouse under the queen's throne. Very often, we tend to look at one incident, one conversation, one failure, or one aspect of a situation and focus on that to the exclusion of the whole. One fragment of life --- limited in time and in space -- does not represent the whole.
It's worth repeating: What you focus on the most is what you become. If you concentrate most of your thinking on your problems, you will eventually lose sight of things that are rewarding, encourageing, and uplifting.
We should look at a problem from all angles. Look at people from many vantage points. The truth is every person has a good side --- even if it's dormant or not yet realized.
People who dwell on negative thoughts are significantly less content than others. They think they are being realistic by focusing on negative, but they are actually creating negativity in their own emotions that will eat away at their peace.
Action: Choose to see the positive traits in other people and in various situations, and you will find it much easier to see the positive in yourself and to feel hope.
The bridge that leads from analysis to action is effective decision-making -- knowing what to do based on the information available. While not being critical can be dangerous, so too can over-analyzing or waiting too long for more information before making a decision. Being able to take in the scene and respond quickly and effectively is what separates the doers from the wannabes.
Which job should you take? What car should you buy? Is this the right house for you or keep looking? Life is full of hard choices; the bigger they are and the more options we have, the harder they get.
Practice, experience, and rules of thumb can help us to make those split-second decision. Fortunatley we don't normally face immediate do-or-die decisions--we usually have the luxury of working through a decision.
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This week is a page a day on a different, important skill.
Negotiating: Create win-win scenarios.
Empathy: Empathy & innovation seem like an unlikely pairing, but together, they're the secret to solving just about everything.
Research: Nobody can expect to know everything. When you need information, where do you go?
Relaxation: AKA - Stress Management
Math & Basic Accounting: The ability to quickly work with figurs in your head is a good skill...
Teamwork: A group of people working for one goal.
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The bridge that leads from analysis to action is effective decision-making --knowing what to do based on the information available. While not being critical can be dangerous, so too can over-analyzing or waiting too long for more information before making a decision. Being able to take in the scene and respond quickly and effectively is what separates the doers from the wannabes.
Which job should I take, What car should I buy? Should I ask him to marry me? Am I ready for another baby? Life is full of hard choices; the bigger they are and the more options we have, the harder they get.
As it happens, our brains are fairly binary. They can react quickly when presented with two options, especially when one is clearly better -- stay here and drown in the rising waters or climb onto that big rock and be safe? Easy choice, easy decision.
When presented with more options, though, we choke up. Jump onto the rock or climb the tree? We don't know which is clearly better, and research shows that most people will not choose at all when presented with several equally good options.
Practice, experience, and rules of thumb can help us to make those split-second decisions. Fortunately we don't normal face immediate, do-or-die decisions -- we usually have the luxury of working through a decision.
What kind of decision maker are you?
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