When It Rains…

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“Momentum begets momentum, and the best way to start is to start.”

–     Gil Penchina (b. 1969), former CEO of Wikia, current business advisor and leader

In the Midwest, it has rained.  A lot.  When it rains, it pours, so the old cliche holds true.  For those affected by storms and flooding, and for the farmers who may not get a crop this year, prayers are with you.

It’s true in other areas of life and business.

When it rains…

Some people say things “come in threes.”  Good things.  Bad things.  Lucky breaks.  Unlucky breaks.

I don’t know if that’s true, but starting really is the best way to start.

If we’re on a roll, start something extra to stay on the roll.  “Shooters shoot,” as my high school basketball coach said.  “Shoot to get hot, shoot to stay hot!”

If we’re down on our luck, start something different, start a new habit or break an old one.

It’s easy to get paralyzed by momentum.  “I can’t catch a break,” or “I can’t miss!  I’ll just keep on keepin’ on!”

As fickle as momentum can be, the best way to get it is to start.  The best way to change it is to start something different.

We can’t control the rain.  We can control what we do…next.


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Comments

  1. Dan Thome says

    Steve–

    Good message.

    Just for clarification, “shoot to get hot” does not apply to golf.

  2. Christy M Smith says

    Don’t let the start stop you!

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