Why Airplanes Fly and Most People Don’t

It never ceases to amaze me that airplanes can fly.  These big, heavy metal bodies loaded down with lots of people and baggage are able to take off and fly through the sky.

Airplanes are able to fly because they are propelled to move forward and their fast forward motion combined with air coming off their wings that creates an upward force called a lift enables the plane to take off.  This continued forward speed of the plane creates ongoing lift that keeps it in the air.  When a plane slows down the lift is reduced which causes the plane to land and eventually come to a stop.

It’s my observation that most people don’t “fly” in business because their heavy workload and their other baggage including, call it reluctance, keep them from getting in motion.  Without forward motion there’s no lift and a plane cannot fly.

It’s the same for all of us.  We need forward motion to fly.  And we need to continue the momentum of forward motion for us to continue to fly.  Like airplanes, once we slow down our motion, our flying will slow down too and eventually come to a stop.

Here’s a simple lesson: If you want to fly in your business be like a plane, and make sure that EVERY DAY you are in forward motion and propelling your business upward.


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AboutGreg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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