“Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.” ― Bryant McGill
People lose motivation because they are no longer excited about the pursuit of the goal due to rejection, failure, and not seeing the results they want. They lose sight of the small things that have made the biggest difference. They end up quitting when they are so close to achieving success. In order to win, you must build momentum through intentional action. Momentum happens when you acknowledge a series of successes as it inspires more action!
Acknowledge Your Small Wins
Do a Success Audit! What are all the things you have done to that have led to your current successes? You may have completed a course, reviewing your finances, decluttered your office, made the phone call you have been delaying, or sent the email you were afraid to because the person is high up in an organization. Emails and phone calls seem like small things but they are a big deal to you. Once you accomplish them, they feel great and will add to the momentum of your day. Take some time to see all the successes and wins that have gotten you to where you are now.
Action the Present
Do not spend time focused on your current circumstance. Focus on where you want to go and what you need to do to get there. Otherwise, excuses and self-limiting beliefs will pull you back into old patterns that do not serve you. Create winning habits that keep your mindset in the game. Ask yourself, “What can I do now?” What action can I take to get closer to my goal? Who do I need to contact or connect with? Who would know the information I need to know? Who has done what I want to do? Start small – make the phone call, follow up with the referral, send the email, and speak in front of others. What seems small can be significant. We tend to complicate things.
Breakdown Your Big Goals
Your goals need to be broken down into smaller pieces. The big goal can seem impossible or overwhelming but when broken down into manageable pieces achievable. You will start seeing progress and will be motivated to do more. You will achieve more. Ask yourself the questions from above. Keep asking yourself questions to help get you the answers you need. That is what inspired my book, Let’s Be Curious, it is available on Amazon.
Focus on Your Outcomes
Too many people want to get things just right. Looking for perfect before the execute. Nothing kills momentum more than perfection. Done is better than perfect. You want results, don’t you? Do not cloud your judgment by thinking being busy will get you results or the outcomes you want. You can be busy doing the wrong things or busy doing nothing at all.
Create A Sense of Urgency for Yourself
You know you buy something because it is the “last one” or the “sale ends today”. You need to create the emotional impact for yourself by setting goals that are framed with a deadline of achievement. Your mind will look for ways to achieve it. When you are in the midst of action, there is no time to focus on self-limiting beliefs because you are acting and focused on your outcomes. Stay in action and meet the deadline.
Celebrate the series of successes! These are your life successes – who you are! You are your success!
What do you do to build your momentum? Share so others may learn from you!
“The BIG push means being able to develop and sustain momentum toward your goal; it is the process of actively replacing excuses with winning habits, the ultimate excuses blockers. Moreover, it is being willing to go to the wall for what you want or believe in, to push beyond your previous mental and physical limits, no matter what it takes.”
― Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book
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