7 Ways to Build Momentum

When it comes to setting goals, achieving them, and then keeping up momentum, do you sometimes worry you won’t be able to maintain what you started? 

If you answered yes, it’s not just you.

Please know that myself, along with many other business owners, have been there and felt the exact same way you're feeling right now.

It’s all too easy to look in the past and say… 

“I’ve set goals before and either I didn’t follow through or I tried my absolute best and I still didn’t hit my goal. What’s the point?” 

How do you move out of this feeling and onto a more successful path? 

First, you need to acknowledge one thing:

>>Setting goals is easy. Doing the work day in and out is what’s hard.<<

If you want to move forward, you can’t allow your thoughts to get stuck in the past. Worrying about what happened last year, or the year before, or the year before that, will not serve your future goals. 

So instead of drudging through past regrets, allow me to invite you to try something new… Today

*Be warned* If you adopt the following habits, you may find yourself checking goals off your list sooner rather than later! 

7 Ways to Build Momentum
  1. Change the Scene

When you change your scene it can actually inspire you to see things in new ways, and help rediscover the purpose found within your goals. It may be as simple as moving the chair in your office for a new perspective or going someplace new that invigorates you. 

  1. Move Your Body

When I say, “Move your body,” I’m not talking about your fitness goals, but instead using physical movement to free up pathways for you to start thinking differently. 

Whether it’s training for a marathon, taking a 15-minute walk around the block, or 10-minute breathing meditation, these physical movements will get you closer to achieving your goals, by helping you find the clarity you need to strategize, prioritize, and take action towards your goals more effectively.  

  1. Write It Out and Create a Plan

My mom always said, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.” While I didn’t want to hear this as a kid, it’s all I think about now as a business owner. If I don’t have a plan, what I want will not come to fruition. You must have a clear, actionable plan to accomplish your goals. 

  1. Complete Small Tasks

Your goals will be achieved by taking small actionable steps, not giant leaps. 

>>Your goals may be BIG, and your action plan long, but it takes small consistent steps to get to where you want to go.<< 

Checking a box off gives your brain a boost of affirmation that you are making progress. Your brain won’t differentiate between how difficult the task was, just that you accomplished it.

  1. Examine Schedule + Routine

You must set realistic expectations… for yourself, your schedule, and your routine. Create a schedule that you can stick to (not one that requires you do the work of 8 people). You are one human! Create a schedule and routine that reflects that. 

  1. Know When It’s Time to Rest

Yes. Sometimes you need to slow down before you can speed up. If you’re wondering what rest has to do with momentum, this may be the permission you need to slow down.

>>Life happens but please, whatever you do, don’t quit.<<

There’s a difference between resting and quitting. It is ok to take a moment to reflect and adjust the initial timeline of your goals. #readthatagain 

  1. Practice Gratitude

Every day I make a list of 5 things I’m grateful for, and I couldn’t recommend this practice highly enough to you because it has transformed my business for the better. 

Your list can range from big things (like a loved one’s health) to something smaller (like the warm beverage in your hand)

When you take intentional time to express gratitude, your whole outlook changes for the better, and when your positive outlook increases, so does your momentum.

Whatever goals you set for yourself, remember this…

  • Success requires consistency. 
  • Consistency requires discipline. 
  • Discipline requires doing the work… even when it’s hard.

That’s it. It’s really that simple, and that difficult

You must be consistent, disciplined, and you must show up. 

Now take one step towards your goal today.

And when you do, don’t forget: Setting goals is easy. Doing the workday in and out is what’s hard.

But you, my friend, can do hard things. 

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7 Ways to Build Momentum