If something is stationary it remains that way until it’s forced to move. This applies to physical and non-physical alike. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with nothing in sight that might force you to change direction.
We are meant to push ourselves to new limits – physically, mentally, and emotionally. We are meant to have new experiences, see new places, and learn new things. As a living soul you need to learn how to apply the right amount of force to shift your direction and start on a new journey. If you’re not feeling motivated, then you need to generate positive momentum.
The keys to positive life momentum are to have a dream worth living for, make positive decisions and take positive action. They help create momentum and what started as small, barely noticeable changes will grow into large and significant life changes. You just need that one positive snowflake to start the creation of a powerful snowball effect of positive life change.
It begins with your dream. If you can’t see your vision of success, you’ll never get there. Take pride in the fact that you are making changes and recognize that you are building up your positive momentum. Acknowledge that drastic changes do not happen overnight, but they will happen because you take that first step. Only you have the power to create the positive momentum in your life to make a change. Through God’s presence and strength you can cause your life to take a new direction.
Take Some Time for Yourself
The first step in any life-changing direction should be a time of pleasure. Recharge your energy with anything that inspires you and puts you in a good mood, like an afternoon off to enjoy family or lunch with a good friend. Spend some time doing things that give you energy. You’ll find you can focus a more clearly on things that will help you reach your strategic life goals.
Overcome Your Fears
The greatest source of procrastination is often a fear of change, failure or even success. Ask yourself, “What would I do today if I was really brave?” Consider Brian Tracy’s book, “Eat That Frog,” which provides 21 effective methods for conquering procrastination and getting more done in less time. Success comes by identifying that single most important task, or frog, that needs to be accomplished, then focusing on it so you can finish it.
Build an Advisory Group
It’s important to find those in your life who you trust to help you move your life forward. Build this group from a range of backgrounds that includes age, experience, and opinions. And remember, mentors can help give the critical insight you may need to act with wisdom.
Review Your Time
Finding the time to do all you want to do has always been a top challenge in any person’s life. It would be helpful to track how you spend your time for just one week. Add up the time spent on each thing and then make the critical decisions on which items you can afford to spend time on and those you cannot.
Rejoice in Small Victories
Focusing only on long-term result is a trap many people fall into. Success is not a destination, it’s a journey. It’s a lifelong process in which you reach different levels. Each level draws you closer to the fulfillment of God’s purpose for your life. The best thing you can do is get excited about the small wins as they occur and then point them out to others so they can enjoy the momentum with you.
No matter what your goals are, or how difficult they might be to do, creating momentum to reach them starts with commitment. You must be committed to the action needed on your part to move toward your dream.
By applying yourself to the keys above you will begin to move closer to your dreams. Then, take on the next goal, then another and another and so on. As the Nike slogan says, “Just do it!”
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would love to hear your comments and success stories. Until next time….
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