We often get ourselves into motion and the momentum feels so powerful that we pick up our feet and just coast. We hunker down and ride it out. We hold on for the excitement of acceleration.
Coasting is a cousin of resignation and tolerance. Those cousins also have their place in a power driven life but when you are depending on momentum to take you to a goal or fulfill a commitment, man, are you setting yourself up for some work in the future.
Momentum is awesome. It’s movement. It’s action in an easy chair. Riding momentum to a goal is like getting on an escalator and then expecting that it keep you moving at the top.
Motion stops on an escalator, if you aren’t prepared for the stop, you may get stuck at the top and wonder what the next step is.
Momentum in relation to a goal is something that can be used to your advantage. Keep moving, keep intentional action in place. Walk up the escalator. When the momentum stops, you’ll still be in motion and though you may slow down a bit, action is still in place.
Restarts aren’t nearly as favorable as slow spots.
You’ve got this. Ride that momentum but know that your commitment is still to action.
Be. In. Action.