Momentum is something that builds slowly and steadily. When I think of momentum, I see a frown becoming a smile, a leaf opening or flower blooming from a bud or a cake or bread rising or a cookie flattening into shape from its unformed batter mixture. Momentum can creep up on you and surprise you with its positive, progressive, productive power. When you are feeling stuck, bored, lonely, fearful or negative, you keep momentum from finding you or entering your personal or professional life. Sometimes, you need to be surrounded by people who already have momentum like family, friends, colleagues and clients/customers. Other times, you can generate your own momentum by being silent and secretive and just doing your own thing until you are ready and willing to share your idea, opinion, product, service or creation. If you consult the individuals who support and encourage you in your personal and professional lives, you will usually gain more momentum and this will move you forward toward your goal and, ultimately, to success. If you consult the individuals who disappoint and discourage you, you will lose momentum and this will move you backward from your goal and, ultimately, to failure. You must then start over to rebuild your momentum.
Momentum is something that you can have over and over again. There is no limit to the number of times that you can have the gift of momentum to help you to get to the next chapter of your life, the next level in your career or the next phase of your business. Like every gift, make sure that you give momentum the time, energy, value, respect and patience that it deserves.
Momentum can stop you in your tracks as you may find yourself unprepared for its force to bring you the best. Have you ever had one of those days when everything works absolutely perfectly? You wake up feeling like you can take on the world, your clothes fit as if they were tailor-made for you, your breakfast has never tasted so good and you have a smooth transition to your work day. Your colleagues and clients/customers say a resounding “yes” and agree to every idea, opinion or solution that you propose to them. The people who you have been eagerly waiting to hear from suddenly get back to you and offer you opportunities that are beyond your expectations. You shine in every meeting and encounter that you have throughout the day. The texts and e-mails that you receive are filled with messages of good news and invitations to share good times. Your clients/customers contact you to ask for more business. Your family and friends reach out to you to say that they are thinking of you. You are smiling and the world is smiling at and with you. You have a healthy and delicious lunch with a good friend on a sunny patio and catch up on your lives. You end your day cooking an amazing dinner for those who are important to you and by taking a walk after dinner in your neighbourhood as the sun sets on a very special day. When you have one of these perfect days, you have to make the most of this momentum and be grateful for the abundance that surrounds you.
However, there are days when nothing is working, when everything is going wrong, and when its seems like the world is ignoring and frowning at you. Your inbox is empty, your phone is silent and your mind is empty of any ideas. There will be no momentum on this day. This is a day when you must give yourself and momentum a rest and be thankful for the chance to do so.
As you plan and experience this last week of May, make the most of momentum every day.