This is an area I may have given lip service in the past, but it is so critical for building success both personally and professionally.
I was introduced to this term on this current weight loss program I’m on. It explained that I need to work on building momentum and not focus on motivation. Motivation can change like the wind, but momentum is something that requires work and commitment. I focus on this word each day and look for ways to always improve and learn. It is a game-changing word.
I found a similar article, How to Create Upward Momentum in Your Business (and Life) by Geoffery James. It is a great article that provides specific examples of what to work on. I use the items in this article and have formulated my own list of items to work on daily.
What it really comes down to is finding a way to be accountable. Today, many people fight accountability. They have no desire to be accountable to anyone. I actually think it is a product of our “Me” society which has gotten out of control. Today, if we are the least offended or we have been wronged, we can take to platforms like social media and tell people how we feel without any repercussions. In addition, if we are having a bad day or good day, we can make it public to everyone. This system is broken and as a result, I am discovering a lot of frustrated people who do not know where to turn with respect to getting back on track.
In 2016, I have learned if you want results, find ways to make yourself accountable. Write down your daily achievements or activities. Use this information as a reference to see if you are headed in a good direction or bad direction. Be honest with yourself and find ways to continue on a path toward building momentum.
As a result of this process, I have seen improvement in the following areas: personal health, more passion for a better work experience, more thought into planning and execution and better overall financial results.
My advice to you. Start looking at where you are currently and where you want to be. Once you have some items listed, set a path to get there. Some items may be able to be accomplished in the short-term and others will take longer. After you’ve done this, consider documenting your progress on a daily basis. It will help reinforce your momentum. Strive to get better. Momentum is not about investing in a certain amount of time. It is about investing time and getting better. This is when momentum starts building.
Go For It!
The Next Step is Yours!