One of the challenges most entrepreneurs face with achieving their goals is hanging in there and seeing their efforts to the end.
One of the things I preach is building momentum in whatever you do – celebrating your wins (no matter how little), overcoming obstacles, building on yesterday’s progress, hanging on there and continuing to add value.
If you’ve ever watched an Opera you will note how the singer continues to push those notes higher and higher building on the previous notes. They never start from high to low but from low to high.
Sometimes you think they can’t go any higher but then they surprise you and you’re taken on a journey that leaves you wanting more (that is if you have something for Operas in the first place.) But I’m sure you get my drift.
So sometimes, it’s not that your plans aren’t good enough, neither is it that you don’t love what you’re doing but it is a fact that you are allowing things stand in the way of your goals.
Those things might be you not keeping up with your capabilities.
Why you must build momentum
The reason you must continue to keep up the momentum is to prevent losing grounds already covered. When you find yourself consistently slowing down and always having to go back several steps in order to put back together what you’ve lost, then you know that you aren’t sustaining the tempo.
Anybody who is purpose-drive and plans to be a super achiever must be conscious about what they are trying to achieve and be consistent about it.
Keep the fire burning
Setting a day to evaluate and give thanks to God, celebrate your progress also helps in keeping you on the right path. This is one of my strongest reasons for Thank God It’s Gratitude Friday.
Losing momentum is counteractive to any progress that you aspire to get in any area of your life.
Lots of things come to distract us from pursuing and completing our passionate goals or the tasks that push us in the direction we intend to go.
You will have aspirations and desires at every point in your life. Even a pregnant stay at home mum wants to be healthy and fit. That is her desire. Her goal then might be to stay healthy by eating certain healthy foods daily while cutting out certain meals, taking walks daily or weekly and finding time to rest by sleeping early daily.
A spouse trying to win back his or her partner’s love is a goal that requires building upon. It means no giving up. He or She will take advantage of even the slightest hint that their effort is being noticed by the other person and then continue to persevere until they get result.
Ask the man chasing a lady he cares about and he will explain this topic better than I am doing right now.
So to you who is trying to achieve a goal, make sure you keep at it. You might sometimes not get the results that you’re looking for immediately, but just the tiniest show of what looks like result, celebrate that one, hang in there and you will find your gold at the end of the process.
Consider the gold miner and the process he goes through to dig and process gold to its finished product.
What you can do now
- Go back to any project you truly believed in and started but abandoned not because you discovered it wasn’t what you wanted to do but because you thought it wasn’t working.
- If you are already on a project but getting so little a result that you are almost doubting yourself, hang in there, there is gold waiting for you.
- If you are like I was sometime ago and not hitting it consistently (for whatever reason) decide to do so today. It doesn’t matter your level of inconsistency, if you truly believed in it, pick it up and make it work.
Have you lost momentum before? How did it make you feel and how did you regain it?