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Momentum

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. – Michael Korda

You had a great start. You started the race with a bang! You felt great. You thought you would conquer the world.

But then things happen. Things started to act against you. You weren’t feeling well. The weather wasn’t feeling well. There was something going on.  You had some difficulties.

And days turned to weeks. And weeks turned to months.

And before you knew it, you had stopped doing it.

To form a new habit, you have to keep on doing it. However, how would you persist if you stopped doing the very thing that is necessary for success?

Stay calm. Don’t take things too seriously. It is OK to fail. It is OK to stop. All you need to do is to pick yourself up again.

Celebrate. Create milestones. Congratulate yourself once you have achieved certain mini goals. It is important to give yourself positive reinforcement.

Get peer support. No man is destined to be an island. Your journey need not to be lonely.  We strive better with supportive friends.

Don’t make it a habit to stop. Stopping for a day is fine, but never two days in a row. When you stop for three days, you have to pick it up immediately. The longer you delay on resuming your activities, the harder it is. It feels like the whole world is against you. Pick yourself up immediately whenever you feel like you are left behind.

It is not the end of the world if you would ever fall behind. It is the end of the world if you are to give up on yourself, to give up on your dreams, to give up on your aspirations.

Keep the momentum going.

Meng

Buried Ambition 2

Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose. – Wilfred Owen

 

Have you read my previous post on buried ambition?

By now, you would have taken stock of your life. If you are really living to your very best. If yes, let me congratulate you.

If not, fret not. This is why we are here. As a community, we support and encourage each other. And to offer advice where deem fit.

Find a supportive community to support your dreams. They can be your family, friends, colleagues, or like-minded persons.

Think of your dreams. Is it a must? Or is it just a “good to have”?

If you don’t feel that it is a total must, you are unlikely compelled to take any massive actions to pursue your dreams.

Do you have the time? Can you take out one hour a day? Or two? Or even three? To pursue on your dreams. To study and to learn about the skills needed. To do the actual work. To really dive into it.

Do you have the knowledge and skill? Do you know where you can acquire them? Any mentors or coaches that you can approach?

What is the one thing you can do right now – to keep your feet wet in the water? If that is too much, how about just one toe? Whatever it is, keep yourself in the game. Put yourself into the competition.

It may sound like a lot of work. It may sound like a tedious work.

It is. But think about it, what is the price that you are willing to pay for living your dreams? Are you contented of just day dreaming and complaining it day-by-day?

Or would you be thrilled that all your efforts have paid off and you are now living the very best, where once you thought it was only possible in your dreams?

 

Meng