Let me try to explain the title of my website or is it a motto? Credo? Saying? Ah, who cares, it’s something that grabbed me because I no longer have to spend my off season preparing for the upcoming MLB season. My off season regimen is now spending 55 minutes in an OrangeTheory Fitness class trying to outwork the GP or the general public. I’m a civilian now, priorities have changed drastically. God and my family have always come first but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t an emphasis on preparing every off season for the next 8 month grind. So, the last 2 off seasons have been pretty mundane. My wife started her own business and my girls are in school full time as well as full time volleyball players. Couldn’t be more proud of all my women, they have the drive and passion to get things done. That brings me to my point, I needed to create new momentum. So let’s do it.
My favorite band of all time is Chevelle. They are a rock band out of Chicago and I thoroughly enjoy the noise they create and the emotion their songs bring to me. If you’ve followed my career, you know that my walk up song for the last 5 years of my career was, “The Red” by Chevelle. A melodic grinding riff to open but it is the first line of the song that stood out to me, “They say freak when you’re singled out”. I related it to being the hitter in the box all alone with all eyes on you waiting to see what was going to happen. Cheesy? Maybe, but it gave me a little swagger stepping up to the plate. On Chevelle’s Sci-Fi Crimes album they have a song called New Momentum. Yet another great song by the greatest band ever. The chorus on this track kept playing in my head as I tried to figure what to do next. The chorus goes, “drawing into one another keeps Momentum driving forward like a torching sun”. What a great line for teams or even family. My wife and I try to create a positive, motivating dynamic at home with our girls. I want them to know that they can flourish as individuals and understand that they have our support and guidance every day. As a parent I often forget that I need that from them too. My challenge as a father, or coach of our family, is that I need to lead with this attitude of creating momentum every single day. NOT EASY! If we use our collective force to draw into each other when one is feeling weak, we can envelope them with love and strength to change their momentum.
Take a look at the definition of Momentum, particularly the second one.
Momentum: 1: force or speed of movement. 2: a quantity expressing the motion of a body or system, equal to the product of the mass of a body and its velocity, and for a system equal to the vector sum of the products of mass and velocity of each particle in the system.
How about the use of the words body and system? Gives you the idea that it takes multiple forces to create momentum. In sports we hear, “momentum has shifted”, “the home team has all the momentum” and “they’ve lost their momentum”. Life is filled with challenges and shifts in momentum. Even in contentment, we are always just a moment from a challenge. Challenges carve and shape who you are and who you will become.This is why momentum is so important. Don’t give in to being content! Continue riding that momentum. Momentum provides the ability to, physically and mentally, overcome any challenge. Blummer27.com was founded on these ideas and will supply instruction and consulting to refine this generation with a new momentum.