The only person who can motivate you is you! People can inspire you, inform you and assist you in gaining better insights, but you need to take action. Move yourself from having great intentions to implementing them. Over the next few chapters we are going to focus on what it means to create momentum in your life.
As an analogy, think of two trains — one stationary and the other moving. At the end of every train line is a buffer stop consisting of a reinforced timber brace that prevents a stationary train from running off the end of the track. Now if that train was travelling at 100 kilometres an hour, five metres of reinforced concrete would not stop it. What’s the difference? One has momentum — it is not thinking about getting started! It’s moving ahead — fast!
To achieve all you deserve, desire and are determined to achieve in your life, you need to create momentum. It’s about taking action, getting into flow and pushing through any resistance or reservations you may be experiencing.
At the beginning of this book we spoke about the big picture and your long-term vision. Now we are going to move from macro to micro, to focus on the micro actions you can take to move from where you are now to where you want to be.
There are four key factors involved in creating the momentum ...