“The strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.”
Regaining momentum after a nine month hiatus was difficult at best. To break the boredom and monotony of the standard micro-management, of a newly acquired heart, was a challenge. Momentum is a fleeting force. We had it, we lost it and just like that the outcome to our iron development project was in jeopardy.
Not unlike what we witness everyday in almost any sporting event, momentum is almost always a deciding factor. No one can predict it but, as soon as one team loses sight of its goal, almost simultaneously the other seizes upon it. Momentum is the result of this loss of direction that another takes advantage of. This back and forth drives most competitions yet the psychology of these turnarounds is as mysterious in its cause as the resultant outcome of its influence.
Momentum in business is a similar force but in our case was a singular one-sided series of events. Our direction had been altered if not stopped by an outside influences as well as an anticipated medical reality. Our momentum had been lost, albeit temporarily.
The pause in our course was inevitable as health trumps most desires and dreams. The work vacation following my procedure was actually quite refreshing. Perhaps the increased blood flow to my body re-energized my imagination and drive, however, in reality it was probably the high-dosed steroids routinely used for the first year post transplant.
I am certain must people have taken steroids following a bout with poison ivy or a bee sting and enjoyed the sudden burst of energy and stamina. Well, the post transplant dose is much, much more than that. Imagine the same increased energy and racing mind multiplied times ten! I was inspired again, pharmacologically speaking.
© EQUSGolf 2016