I was just writing my newsletter yesterday morning.
(you don't receive it? No problem, sign up for it right here if you're interested) It was about Spring, the birds at my feeders on the deck, and about bacon, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and saracha sauce. Now have I got you interested?
Spring has me thinking about momentum.
That secret sauce that makes being disciplined and executing your plans work. The secret part is how do you get it and how do you keep it. Nike has a finger hold on it, but there's more. When I got up Sunday morning I didn't have a clue what to write in my newsletter. I didn't have a clue all week what to write. But I knew I had to write yesterday morning. So I just did it.
starting small can do it
That's what I did today. I looked round and noticed something. The birds at the feeder. and it went from there. One idea and it's down on paper. another comes, building off of the first one. It starts . . . until you finish.
memories can do it.
Recalling past success; remembering how the process went in the past throws just enough light onto that darkened path to show you the way. Just look at that bacon (or not, apologies to my non-pork/vegetarian readers for this image). A powerful image filled with memories. Are you thinking about adding some to that burger you'll be grilling later.
confidence can do it
Seeing a hefty balance in your checking account could have a nice feel to it, right? Giving you the confidence to try something new; risk something outside your comfort zone. Building up experiences of success are deposits in your confidence account and getting overdrawn keeps you from showing up in your life.
repetition can do it
Superstar violinists and golfers have something in common. They start at three years old. Repeating the drills, the process, or the performance leads to some of the other things on this list and to success.
showing up can do it.
Hiding out is not the way you're going to find success. Without success you can't build momentum. There's endless ways to hide out in your life and with technology greasing the rails, the danger is you never really have to come up for air. Fight it.
How are you getting momentum built up in your life?