The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. — Emelia Earhart
Momentum- the dictionary says it’s “the strength or force that something has when it is moving. : the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.”
How do you keep your momentum?
I’m not talking about coffee here. Yes, we can get through our day with coffee, but I’m talking about something more substantial than coffee. I’m talking about what keeps you motivated, inspired, and moving forward every day when you get out of bed. Perhaps it’s your love of your career, or the responsibility of raising a family. Maybe it’s a spiritual force that pushes you, or perhaps it’s the sheer determination to be the best that you can be. Sometimes what gives us our momentum is the thrill of the unknown. We seek adventure in each day, and the promise of that, is what prompts us to keep our curiosity, like we did when we were children.
Remember being a child, when every day brought new adventure? Waking up, meant springing out of bed, with energy and eagerness. Sometimes, just the thought of what might be served for breakfast was enough to send us racing to the kitchen. Every day brought a new learning experience, and a chance to see something new. Even if it was just a cocoon, or a robin’s nest, we couldn’t wait to see something else we’d never seen before. Life was full of possibilities.
What if we tried to start each day now like that? What if we woke up, and thought, “Today I’m going to do something I haven’t done,” or “Today, I’m going to finish that project, and start on another!” Wouldn’t it be great if the momentum of one day carried over to the next?
Well, it certainly can. All you have to do is find your motivation, your mojo, the inner force that lies within all of us. For in finding this energy, this force, if you will, we find what drives our lives. It carries us from one day to the next. It is the difference between seeing the glass as half-full or half-empty. When you have momentum, your inner force is what keeps you going and keeps you positive for the whole day, and all the days to come. Sure, everyone has a bad day now and then, but that momentum you have inside, tells you that it’s just one bad day out of a whole bunch of good ones, and tomorrow is another good one just waiting to happen. Your attitude is a reflection of that inner force.
For me, I wake up in the morning with a whole mental list of things I want to accomplish. I love what I do, and I can’t wait to get moving. No, I don’t like the paperwork, or the bills, but that’s just a small part of an otherwise wonderful day. I delight in meeting people in my shop, chatting with them, and getting to know them. I love going to my clients’ homes and making them happy by completing a project. I enjoy seeing my team working each day, and being able to talk with them, finding out how their families are doing. The amazing people I work with, and for, is my momentum. I’m grateful for the opportunity I have been given, and for the genuine love of my work. I’d be lost without all of you. You are all my momentum.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. — Confucius
Tomorrow, wake up and feel the momentum inside you. If you feel like it, post a little message to me on what your momentum is, and how it motivates you. I’d love to hear what keeps you going!
Tami Loves…feeling like tomorrow is going to be the best day yet!