I googled the word “Momentum” for its literal meaning. And here’s one of them: the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events.
Having a sense of momentum gives me a high! I feel like a snowball rolling down a steep hill that just grows bigger and bigger. My guess is that you would love to experience that as well. Won’t you? The question is how can one create and build momentum? While I don’t know the exact science behind it but I sure can get you to a place to start.
- Think of that ONE big thing you would like to achieve in the next one year
- Write it down on a piece of paper
- Stick this paper in front you
- Create an action plan — break your goals down into manageable chunks
- Write down every step you are going to take for each of the aforementioned chunks
- Take action and don’t stop until you achieve it
Guess what’s the most important step from that short list of elementary points? Taking action. Because nobody else is going to do it for you.
Our personal development literature is cluttered with dreams, goals, planning and other motivational junk that’ll make you go rah-rah over your “rich” life. But when the rubber meets the road, nothing really happens. And then we complain “it doesn’t really work” or “it doesn’t work for my special snowflake situation.”
Guess what? Stop talking. Start doing.
If you’re still reading this, you’re wasting time. I’ve made my point already.