As discussed in part 01, each of us knows what the sensation of momentum feels like — both when we've got it and when it disappears.
However, while momentum can often seem little more than a vague sensation or sentiment, I would suggest that it is actually something we can strategically cultivate. This, in itself, ought to be incredibly empowering. It means that being in a sweet spot or on a roll need not be a result of fate, luck or chance. Better still, success and vitality need not be temporary or tenuous — rather, they can be planned for and propagated.
In the scientific world, the equation for momentum is velocity × mass.
While valid and accurate, the reality is that these two terms aren't easily transferrable to everyday life — unless you're measuring the pace of a Catholic church service, that is!
To that end, I would propose a slightly more accessible formula for quantifying momentum in our lives and organisations. It is a formula that builds on what we know from the world of physics but also incorporates the latest research in behavioural psychology, time management and peak performance.
HERE IS AN EQUATION I HAVE SEEN WORK POWERFULLY FOR MANY OF MY CLIENTS OVER THE YEARS: