OK, I vastly overdo the military references on this site/in my life. Stuff like “no battleplan survives contact with the enemy”, “ooda loops” and -Mrs Towers’ favourite – “good to go” all ought to be sent on extended R and R. (No, wait…)
Where is this post going? Nowhere in particular, except to say that morale and momentum (the two obviously feed off each other, positively or negatively) really are… well, there’s no other phrase for it – “force multipliers.”
As Bill Shakespeare had Jules Caesar’s killer, Brutus, say…
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
(Of course, thanks to anthropogenic climate change, there’s no risk of anyone being left in the shallows. But I digress…)