The physics formula for momentum is p = mv.
Momentum equals mass * velocity (aka speed).
Momentum isn’t just used to describe the movement of physical objects but also intangible ones like ideas, habits, conversations, and relationships. As a culture obsessed with output and speed, the idea of momentum is applied to a lot of things that don’t have actual numbers to plug into the momentum formula.
So, just for fun, what could be the momentum formula for one of the previously stated intangible concepts like an idea?
momentum = growth / period of time = personal alignment * direct time spent * external support
I see momentum as the growth of an idea or habit (etc.) over a certain period of time.
Momentum can also be calculated by the multiplication of how aligned we are about the idea (which leads to a sense of purpose, excitement, drive, etc.), the time we dedicate to it and the degree of external support (this could be by family, friends, customers, partners, coaches, etc.).
Stay with me!
Then, being the math nerd I am, if I bring length of time over then:
Growth = personal alignment * direct time spent * external support * period of time
If we want to grow our idea, habit, business, etc., we need to dedicate time on things that we are aligned with, get external support and do it consistently over a period of time.
Now go out there and make some momentum!
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