I really appreciated the analogy of the flywheel in the articles I read this week (pulled from Good to Great).
I think this image gives a good idea of what I pictured in my mind as I read the analogy:
Turn that wheel on it’s side and start pushing. It will take a while to get it to go around once, then twice. Eventually, however, it will be going fast enough that you won’t have to push so hard and will actually have to run to keep up.
The same can be said for your business. Little steps will gain momentum over time. We can’t expect greatness to be an immediate result of a good decision.
Greatness comes from perseverance, sweat, blood and tears. It comes from pushing when it doesn’t feel like you’re moving. It comes from within ourselves and only manifests itself when we’ve truly given it our all.
Put your shoulder to the flywheel and keep pushing. You’ll get there.