Building Momentum — Entrepreneurship lessons from Bruce Lee.

Posted by Ventures Online on Fri Oct 09 2020
“Running water never grows stale. So you have to just keep on flowing.” This is one of Bruce Lee’s many adages that use water as a metaphor on how to go about life. Parallels to his many teachings can be drawn to entrepreneurship and an entrepreneur’s journey through it all. This one in particular touches on the concept of momentum; like with water, an entrepreneur who moves from obstacle to obstacle gains momentum to get bigger wins. They will never find their business to stagnate.

At many stages throughout the journey, you may lose sight of your purpose, challenges may begin to look larger than they actually are and fatigue may set in. As a result, you may begin to lose momentum. But you should never stop! Stopping will most likely spell the end of your venture. When you reach this point, you need to decide to keep going. Look at what lies ahead but focus on what you can do now. Take small steps. Pick up the small wins. They will surely produce larger, much-needed results to get you back on top.

There’s the concept of moving from A to B that many entrepreneurs practice on a daily basis. This means that you and your business are always at position A while striving to move to position B. In between lies a decision and/or task that needs to be handled to allow that movement to take place. Once you have identified what position B is, it becomes clearer what needs to be done to get there. So one should always look out for one’s B. Once they achieve it, they earn the right to call that position A and start all over again. This is how to build momentum.

Never grow stale. Keep it flowing