The flywheel is a concept by Jim Collins where there’s a large, heavy disc on an axis. At first you push on it and it moves microscopically. As you continue to push, the flywheel builds momentum. After time it builds an amazing speed and people ask you "what was the one thing you did to get this moving so fast?" A truly ridiculous question from your point of view – you’ve pushed it countless times, there wasn’t a particular one that made it spin this way!
Through our adventure of life, we humans tend to compare. We compare cars, marriages, weight, income, relationships, fun, the list goes on and on. The overall difference comes down to your flywheel. If it’s a large flywheel, that may mean more opportunities, but heavier, so harder to get started. How long have you been pushing on it in a consistent direction? Don’t be discouraged if you feel others have more than you in any area. You never know how long they’ve been pushing, with what effort and how big their flywheel is. Stay focused on your flywheel instead, the payoff is much better than sitting by watching someone else’s spin.