bigstock_Vector_Illustration_12390155Happy Momentum Monday!

If you’re feeling like life has passed you by and your goals are in a shambles, gathering a bit of momentum may be just what you need to get back your writing ‘mojo’ and begin to accomplish things and enjoy life again.

Finding the actions you need to take and putting momentum to work in your life can put you back on the track to success. You can achieve goals and dreams much easier with momentum than without. For example, if you’ve ever ridden a bicycle you know it’s better to travel on a straight road than a bumpy, hilly one.

Momentum provides that straight road, free of obstacles to help you along. Any vision or business idea or goal requires momentum to smooth out the road and make it easier, more fun and more viable.

Some of the “friction” keeping your momentum slowed down includes distractions, procrastination, disorganization, apathy and lack of confidence. Bad habits can also wreak havoc on your goal setting and carrying through with tasks. For some of us, one thing may be just a bump in the road while for others that same thing might be a mountain.

For example, maybe your life experienced something stressful. It could be something big like a job loss or a death or illness or a laundry basket full of small things that just piled up. I’ve been there. Heck, I’m there every single day. But these life events don’t have to mean an end to your goals.

Take some time to sit down and figure out what has made your momentum stall and why you’ve never achieved lift-off with any of your goals – personal or business. When you write down some of the challenges or events that are holding you back, you can take steps to overcome them.

Besides taking action to create momentum in your life, you’ve also got to ensure you have the right mindset for success. All of your goals may be set and you may have even taken some actions to get the plans moving. But, if you don’t have the excitement or enthusiasm you need, any well-laid out plan is bound for failure.

If you don’t have enthusiasm for a project or life-change, it’s best to give it up or go back and analyze why you were once excited about it. What caused you to want to achieve a particular goal?

Pulling out a copy of an old novel you began years ago and thinking you’d like to finish it won’t actually make you sit down and get it done. But, if you take the novel, read through it and attempt to remember how you felt when you wrote the first page – or the outline for the book – you may pick up speed for the momentum you need to finish the book.

Using that momentum to get your mojo back will propel you on to the success you desire.