The Concept of a Flywheel
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Hi friends,

I came across the concept of a Flywheel this week. 
A flywheel is a mechanical device designed to efficiently store rotational energy. Well, that’s how an engineer would describe a flywheel. I majored in English. To me, a flywheel is a wheel that’s really hard to get started. Once it gets going, however, it’s really hard to stop.

When we first start anything (a blog, a business, going to the gym) the initial work doesn't lead to much change. Getting traction early on is hard, and after a few week it's tempting to think "why bother" and quit.

The beginning is often the hardest time for anybody when they're starting something new, but with consistent effort, the flywheel will start to turn and efforts will compound into something great, 

Personally I'm glad I stumbled upon the concept of a flywheel. It's now formed a nice mental model and a reminder to be patient and consistent in everything we do.

In other news: This week's 6 Minute Software Development podcast, I discuss what "What I wish I knew as a Junior Software Developer"

Have a great week.


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