Monday, 22 April 2013


Momentum is not (mass * velocity) in life

You know when you go to the gym for 3 months straight, then miss a day ("I'll go tomorrow...") ...then you end up skipping the next 3 weeks?

When you begin with a dream project, it’s tough to keep your momentum going. Sometimes projects sit half-finished for years…or they remain a fantasy and never get off the ground. Life has a way of intervening. Maybe your commute took an extra 45 minutes today because of an accident Or you spent all day at mind-numbing work. It’s true for all of us. So how do you manage the daily grind and still manage to get the momentum going.

The inspiration evaporates, the thrill is quickly forgotten and nothing you have promised yourself during the energetic days ever sees the light of the day.

We all understand how important the momentum is to get the work done. Without momentum it is difficult to have enthusiasm and motivation to get going. Your momentum will spark more momentum ... the more goals you achieve.. the more you will set - Knowing that you are now a person who follows through on commitments. To gain positive momentum, we need to get active and string together a series of events that will get the ball rolling in the right direction. We can start small and build. Small change often leads to much larger change.

Creating momentum in your life takes increasing the things that move you forward and decreasing those that hold you back. I know, just like you do, that living a life that we desire is not always easy to achieve. We have habits and repeat cycles to overcome. But by creating momentum, we can move past those and move toward the life we want.

Here are few tips to jump start the momentum in your life:

Create your vision and make it a reality. It’s true – if you can’t see your vision of success, you’ll never get there. So what does success look like for you day to day? How do you want to spend your time? How do you want to define success for yourself this year. Write your vision and post it somewhere so that you see it every day. Creating momentum starts with commitment. Commit to doing one of the ideas that will move you closer to your vision.

Do what you are passionate about. Do what you love to do. If you hate your job, get a new one. Go to school and learn a new profession. Start that business you’ve always dreamed of. Pick up the hobby you’ve been thinking about. Facing too many roadblocks (time, money, naysayers)? Why not tackle one of them. Explore your options, and then take action. There is no time like the present!

Remove your fears. The biggest roadblock is our own deep-seeded fear – fear of success, change, failure, ridicule, the unknown. Take a daily step to remove your fears by asking yourself every day, “What would I do today, if I were not afraid?”

Find the time. One of the biggest challenges to having the life we want is finding the time to do all we want to do. Track how you spend your time for a week. At the end, tally up the time spent on each thing – such as sleeping, eating, shopping, checking email, etc. Look at each category. What things can you do to cut time in each area? Be creative and find the time to do what you love to do, instead of what you have to do.

We all know that life is short. So, shouldn't we all live the best life we possibly can? Absolutely! Because remember – how we spend our days, is how we spend our lives.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Blog Nitin. I agree with you word by word.

    Liked your second point related to passion.

    Doing something you are passionate about OR being passionate about what you do will automatically energize you to stay in momentum and achieve goals.

    And yes fear of failure is the biggest enemy of success.