Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours
of practice to become an “Outlier.” He is, of
course, right. My mother says practice makes
perfect. She is, of course, right. A billionaire
friend once told me to read one of the best
stories on successful living, e Tortoise and
the Hare. He says, “Every time I read that
book, the tortoise wins. Slow and steady wins
the race.” He is, of course, right.
Whether it is branding or wealth building, I
call it e Momentum eorem.
FOCUSED INTENSITY over TIME multiplied
by GOD equals Unstoppable Momentum.
Not many people in our A.D.D. culture
can stay FOCUSED, but those who can
are on their way to winning. Add to the
focus some serious pull-your-shirt-oﬀ-andpaint-
INTENSITY, and now you have a person
who is a diﬀerence-maker. But very few
companies or people can maintain that
FOCUSED INTENSITY over TIME. It
takes time to be great, it takes time to create
critical mass, it takes time to be an “overnight
success.” Lastly, you and I are ﬁnite, while
GOD is inﬁnite. So, multiply your eﬀorts
through Him and watch the areas of your life
move toward winning like never before.
Dave Ramsey is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host,
best-selling author of e Total Money Makeoer, and host of
e Dave Ramsey Show on the Fox Business Network.
MO M E N T U M