Momentum Is Key To Crossing The Finish Line With Your Goals
Harnessing the power of momentum is imperative to reaching your goals and is essential to becoming successful.
It’s important that you immediately set about gathering momentum as soon as you set your goals.
Don’t let them languish while you think about it.
Catch the Wave
When surfers go about catching a big wave, they can’t hesitate – they must use the power of momentum or give up and wait for the next wave.
If they wait too long or try to catch the wave before it’s the right time, they may take a tumble or the wave will give out before it peaks.
Momentum works the same in life as it does for surfers.
When the momentum is there, ride the waves of it until you reach your goals.
Don’t wait for something to happen to begin the momentum.
Create it yourself.
Plan for Momentum
Momentum is easier to keep going if you set a schedule for yourself and for reaching your goals.
Know that you’ll have to leave your comfort zone at times and stop making excuses for dawdling.
Every moment that you hesitate will make it even more difficult to move forward.
Don’t allow yourself to procrastinate.
Procrastination is the enemy of momentum.
As long as you keep putting off what you should have already begun, the momentum will never come – and you’ll never reach your goals.
Action is Key
You can effectively use momentum to overcome procrastination by always taking action.
When you do this, your goals will come more into focus and it will be easier to overcome obstacles and keep riding the momentum toward success.
You’ve likely heard the expression; a rolling stone gathers no moss.
Moss is a slow-growing, flowerless plant that can be found in the stillness of forests and places where there is nothing to disturb it.
When you’re moving toward meeting your goals, gathering moss is impossible.
There is light and movement – the enemies of moss – just as the enemy of reaching your goals is doing nothing.
Action should be your main focus when setting about to reach your goals.
As you move and create, momentum is built, your confidence grows and results are achieved.
Break it Down
To keep from being overwhelmed by ambitious goals, break your goals into small steps.
Small steps are easier to take than big ones, and they eventually add up — but it’s more than that.
You’ll give each step the momentum it needs by focusing on that rather than looking too far ahead.
And as you get started, each step naturally leads to another, and it kind of sets off a chain reaction.
If a step seems too difficult or it’s not something you relish doing – do it anyway.
The more you accomplish, the more you want to accomplish.
Each time you finish one of your steps, you’re proving to yourself that you’re making progress, that you can do what you set out to do, that your journey is successful.
We aren’t wired to keep spending our energy on something we believe we can’t achieve.
Our brain needs that positive input – and your spirit is pretty grateful for it too!
Break it Down Even More
You will start to feel like someone who is on your way to success, and that will make it easier to keep pushing through.
If your momentum starts to slow down or isn’t going to make it until the next step, then make an even smaller step.
Sometimes we just find ourselves lagging.
That’s ok. It happens to the best of us.
When you find yourself lagging, you need a momentum boost.
So, give yourself even smaller sub-goals. Make them doable.
Some days that might mean that your goal is pretty small by your usual standards.
And that’s totally ok.
Finish that step, achieve that smaller goal, and give yourself a high five for accomplishing it.
Then set a new one. Make it another incredibly small one if you need to.
Then hit that one too.
Giving yourself small, accomplishable sub-goals keeps your brain focused on the smaller, can-do-able steps of your big goal – and then gives you the energetic charge of having done them.
Isn’t this much better than you kicking yourself around the room for the next day and a half for being a big failure?!
And guess which one of those results in more momentum and more progress towards your finish line?
So if you need to break your smaller goals into even smaller sub-goals, then by all means, do it!
Don’t Give Up!
Think about why your goals are important, and what will become possible for you if you keep taking one step at a time.
Remember what Mark Twain said:
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
When it comes to momentum, viewing your journey as a series of “What’s my next step?” rather than a long, drawn-out “Aren’t we there yet?” will keep you exponentially more energized, confident, and motivated.
You’ll become resilient against setbacks and more apt to continue than give up.
The self-confidence you’ll gain from taking action will spur you on to the next step – and the next.
And step by step, tiny goal by tiny goal, the book gets written, the money gets made, and the attic gets organized.
Now I’d Love to Hear from You
What challenge or goals are you working on?
What kinds of things help you to take action to get into momentum?
Or what most caught your attention in what I just talked about?
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
I would love to hear your stories.
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