We all know that things happen in our lives that stop us in our track. Right before, we were grinding away, accomplishing our goals and just generally in a good work flow. But how do you get it back is the question of the day!
A great skill to have in your business tool-belt is momentum, how to harness it to serve you best and achieve your goals on a continuous basis. Below are great steps to help get your groove back…
- Set Small Goals
No need to feel overwhelmed. Completing your list is key, but in small steps. Prioritize in steps and check them off as your finish.
- Calendar Time
Procrastination is a huge trap when trying to gain momentum. By scheduling specific time to work on your goals you set the pace ahead of time. Again, start small…schedule a half hour at first then build as your day allows.
- Set the Mood
Have you ever heard the quote, “Chaos makes chaos.”? It’s true. If your work space is cluttered that overwhelmed feeling returns and your mind shifts to what you should be doing instead of what you have scheduled to do. Clear your work space the night before and start fresh each day. You will surprise yourself just how much more effective your time will be.
- Jump Right In
Don’t think about it, ponder or even wait until you are feeling up to it. By jumping right in you will be more apt to feel enthusiastic during the process. Taking us back to procrastination…don’t get trapped into the ‘I will do it later’ mood. Stay focused on the end result.
Treat yourself along the way to keep that feeling alive. Even if it is something as simple as a morning stroll or lunch out.
Building momentum is a technique we all can use and learn from. So many of us get off track and never find our way back. With today’s tips, you will be better prepared to overcome the setbacks in your professional life and keep the commitments you make for yourself!
Do you have any tips to add for keeping the momentum going? Share them with us!