What is momentum and why is it so important to achieving your goals in life?
Creating momentum in your life takes increasing the things that move you forward and decreasing those that hold you back.
If you’ve ever heard people referring to others having “Big Mo” on their side, remember that they are talking about momentum.
There’s no such thing as luck, only preparation through hard work.
People who are successful and continue to win have harnessed the power of momentum. It takes a lot of work to build up to this state, but once achieved, it’s just a matter of maintaining this state through consistent daily habits.
Building momentum is important because it allows for achievement of your goals with less effort. Getting up to this state is what is important and what I would like to highlight in this post.
So, what are some of the things you can do to achieve a state of momentum? Below I have listed a few for you to think about and possibly apply into your life.
“The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.” – Steve Pavlina
Create Your Picture of Success
Achieving something all starts with vision. You must be able to see it and believe it in your mind before it comes to pass. Take the time to crystalize the image of success you would like to achieve.
Know What You Love and Do That
Make a living doing what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. I know it’s easier said than done, but you’ll have much more fulfillment in life if you do the things you have a natural talent, ability and passion for in life.
For me writing has always been my thing. Even if I’m not massively successful at it, the fact that I’m purposefully in the creative state and producing, this creates a massive surge of joy and happiness in my life that fuels other parts of my life as well… therefore creating momentum.
Pick a Big Goal
You only live once, so aim high!
Big goals will make you perform at a much higher level. If you pick a small goal, you’ll find that the energy to achieve that goal will simply not be as high as if you picked a much larger goal.
Get Rid of Things That Drain Your Energy
What are you putting into your mind? Who are you associating with? What is your environment like?
These are questions you want to be asking when auditing the things that are draining you. To build momentum, you must get rid of the baggage weighing you down.
Fear will massively hinder your ability to move forward. Often times, the things we fear are the very things we need to break through in order to achieve Big Mo.
Make a list of some fears that have been holding you back. Set a goal to break some of those this year. Keep that picture of success in front of you to energize yourself in overcoming that fear.
Take Control of Your Finances
Tracking your expenses with the goal of spending less than you make is an empowering thing to do and will boost your momentum in many areas of your life. Staying on budget each month will allow you to get the snowball of saving going, which will then in turn fuel other projects you may now be able to achieve to the financial surplus.
Join a Group that Will Stretch You
Momentum will build in your life by simply getting around people who are where you want to be. There’s a saying that if you’re the smartest person in your group, it’s time to find a new group of people that will help you get to the next level. Don’t be a big fish in a small pond, instead strive to be a small fish in a big pond.
Bookend Your Days
One habit that I’ve had since high school and that has contributed to massive wins in my life are due to my morning and night time routines. Push yourself to wake up an hour earlier and spend that hour tackling your most important task of the day. Do that one thing that you know you should do, but always procrastinate on. At night, take inventory of your accomplishments for that day and plan out the next day. What happens in the middle of the day typically can’t be controlled, but you can control the beginning and the end.
Nothing will build momentum more than consistency will. Hit a rock with a hammer one time and chances are it won’t break. Continue hitting it over and over in a repetitive consistent manner and it is bound to eventually break. Anything can be achieved and overcome if done consistently. Build good habits and consistently carry them out to build momentum in your life.
You Only Live Once!
Life is quick and brief. We only live once, so give it your all. Whatever you may want to achieve, you can have those things, and what better way to get them than with the help of Big Mo!
All The Best,
PS: Did this post about the building momentum help you in any way? Please share your thoughts!