Exhausted or frustrated already?  Have you already abandoned your goals for 2018?

If you have found yourself in this position, you are in need of momentum.  Momentum is driving power or strength.  Regardless of what we do in life, we all would benefit from having momentum.

First, let explain where this thought started for me.  If you anything about me, you know I love basketball and golf.  I am currently coaching my oldest two son’s basketball teams.  They both have been athletically gifted, but when they do well it is not solely because of their athleticism.  It is mainly because of momentum, which is a built on a combination of trust, determination, and energy with their team as a whole.  

Just as with basketball, there are things that have to be present in your personal and professional life to give you momentum.  Here are three primary things needed to keep you moving towards your success.

1.    Clarity.

Think for just a moment about a time when you lacked clarity.  Then, reflect on your emotions, feelings, and thoughts around that time and event.  How did you feel?

I can remember when I first started managing people in the business sector.  I was excited about the opportunity, but I also was nervous about it.  The nervous energy was from a lack of clarity.

I like the words of American author Erwin McManus.  He said, “There are few things more powerful than a life with passionate clarity.”

What needs more clarity in your life?  Once you discover better clarity, you will ride momentum to your success.

2.    Confidence.

Confidence is another key piece to creating momentum for your journey to success.

American author Helen Keller said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.  I know saying you need confidence is easier said than done.

Here is a list of 6 things you can do to daily increase your confidence:

1)    Limit the negativity.  You may not be able to get rid of all the negativity in your life, but control what you can by avoiding what you can.

2)    Silence your negative thoughts.  Stop telling yourself what you cannot do.  Tell yourself what you can do and how to get it done.

3)    Stop sweating the small stuff.  If you are majoring on the small stuff, you will not have time to spend your time, energy, and focus on those things that really matter.

4)    Exercise.  Exercising releases the chemicals dopamine and serotonin in your body that make you feel good about yourself.

5)    Think and talk positive.  Negative thoughts only decrease our confidence.  If we talk to minds positively on the inside, it will be visible on the outside.

6)    Learn something new.  You will be better and more skilled when you learn new strategies to be effective and productive in order to keep you from wasting time.

These are just a few ways to help with increasing your confidence.

Don’t let your dreams and goals suffer from burning out and losing momentum.  Your success is dependent on your ability to create driving power and strength.

What needs momentum in your life?  How are you planning on bring clarity and confidence into your personal and professional life?  Please leave a comment below or email me directly to share your thoughts.


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