After a month and a half of the New Year, how are you doing with your goals? Are you still on pace or have you fallen off? The key is that it is okay to have a few setback as long as you do not give up. We give up because we may not see the results fast enough. We give up because we compare ourselves to others. We give up because we have not decided in our minds that it’s more beneficial to stay the course.
Here are 3 principles on how to maintain your momentum.
1. Think about the possibilities. If you keep going forward think of where you could be 6 months from now. Think about how things could be different a year from now. What if you lost 2 lbs a every other week. In one year that would be 52 pounds loss. What if you saved $100 dollars a month? In one year, you saved will have $1200. Always remember the possibilities of staying the course.
2. You have the ability to impact many others. Every time you achieve your goals you have an opportunity to help someone else. People are always looking for inspiration and that inspiration can come from you. Just imagine that because of your diligence, not only was your life changed, but you impacted the lives of others. Don’t just think about you. Think about others.
3. Completing the task prepares you for the next one. When I was in college, I could wait for my finals to be completed. I knew if I studied and prepared myself, I should do pretty well. After finals were complete, there were only a few weeks between semesters and the process would start all over. I would take a different class but I had to study and prepare once again. This principle applies to our goals. Once you complete one goals, it gives you the inspiration to go after the next one.
Keep in mind that maintaining your momentum is a mindset. I must be practiced on a daily basis. Of course we miss the mark at times, but it is important to get back on track. Not only will you benefit from reaching your goals, but others will benefit too.
Kevin Parker is the owner of Frontline Leadership Training & Development Services. Contact Kevin for Life Coaching or Speaking engagements. Visit www.frontlineleadersusa.com or email email@example.com