How many times have you started something and then left it?
At the start it was all hills and dandelions, whereas now, it’s like a ghost town – there’s no more productivity… you lost your momentum.
This has happened to me many times, throughout university with my assignments, with my fitness regimes, even with my daily devotionals.
No one is perfect and it’s inevitable you will lose momentum in some aspect of your life at some point. What is important though is that when you do lose momentum,
You get back up.
So how do you keep momentum?
1. Track your habits
- This is key. Instead of wandering around aimlessly carrying out tasks, be mindful of the actual habits you are taking on. These will build up and could affect your goals or productivity long term.
2. Focus on being consistent rather than getting results
- ‘Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die’ – we all want the results, but not everyone wants to do the hard work, which is; being consistent. We have to be consistent with our craft in order to get the results – so being consistent should be our focus.
3. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
- It’s almost inevitable (unless you thoroughly enjoy your craft) that there will be times where you don’t want to do what you know you have to do. It’s uncomfortable yes, but in order to keep momentum, you will have to get uncomfortable. So you might as well get used to it.
4. Get rid of all preconceptions
- It’s very easy to get wrapped up in what the end result might be like – but this can be counter-productive. Instead, focus on the now and what’s in front of you. That way, progress is guaranteed.
5. Get organised
- This is undoubtedly one of the most important points. A lot of stress and inconveniences are a direct cause of a lack of organisation. Additionally, being organised can save time and boost your productivity greatly, so let’s get organised.
I Hope this helps.