Do you have it? Do you want it? Do you feel far from it?
Momentum is, in essence, movement...
Movement towards your goals, towards your to-dos, towards your passions.
You may have experienced momentum before on a new nutrition or exercise kick; momentum in your personal strength or endurance gains in the gym; momentum in your career, perhaps a job promotion or an opportunity you’ve been hoping for; momentum in your friendships—building a great community of people who know and care for you; and more!
Lately I’ve had a lot of momentum in various aspects of my life towards positive gains and health—my career, my healing of my arm (I am handstand walking again—or making handstand steps), my family life (prioritizing that), my home building addition project, my nutrition, my sleep habits.
In general, life is good.
Momentum is a powerful force…and the way to tap into that force is to put one foot in front of the other, and keep your eyes continually fixed on your goals, until that train starts moving without de-railing.
Momentum will carry you far.
Yet, in the same breath, I GET IT!
Momentum can be hard to sustain (and maintain) throughout a given month, week, day, even hour!
I am no exception to this rule, and can often find myself growing weary, tired, apathetic at times, as I continue to strive and make way towards my goals, optimal well-being and my intentions.
For instance, take today…I glance at my to-do list and immediately, my first thought is, (Deep Breath)Ok, here we go!
Up before the sun rises, the day starts without much further ado than a 3, 2, 1…GO!
Coaching four hours. A personal training session. A meeting with a client. An Advocare 3 way phone call. My own workout. Eat some lunch. Work for the gym. Pick up the kids from school. Another meeting. Coach CrossFit kids. Clean up shop. Home to kids and Kris. Help kids with homework. Attend an Advocare Mixer. Eat a delicious dinner compliments of Mr. Chef Kepler. Prayers and bedtime routine with kids. A little bit of computer work. Shower. Read. Bed….Sleep…Do it all over again.
Maybe you can relate—busy.
The cool thing? It is a good busy.
In the grand scheme of things, when I take a look at what my busyness entails—sure it can be tiring, but I am intentional in filling my time with things, people, to-dos that are positive, driving forces in my life towards the BIG PICTURE (my purpose, my talents, my skills, my dreams).
You see…when we put our time, our energy, our efforts into things that matter (and those things can look different for each and every person)…then momentum will happen. Build upon what your goals, your dreams, your passions are—and it’s going to be a momentum-building situation…no matter how busy you may feel or it may seem as long as stay intentional, you keep your blinders on and hunker down and GO!
Far too often, people say “Yes” to things they should say “No” to (overfilling their plate with too many to-dos)…they drag their feet to jobs they hate…they put other things before building into the family and friendships and relationships that make life rich…they “try to do it all” sub-par, rather than doing fewer things really well…You get it.
The moral of the story?
Build into things that matter…gain momentum in the process…and do big things!