How to Get and Build More Momentum

 

Momentum and Ease

Some key thoughts about getting and building MOMENTUM:

  • Momentum is born out of energy
  • Momentum needs consistent focused movement in alignment with where you want to go
  • Momentum comes from your motion forward having more strength to influence you than any friction or resistance that show up

Momentum is born out of ENERGY

Two types of energy are needed to create momentum, your internal energy that comes from your passion, excitement, commitment, and congruence. And because that resource is limited, momentum also needs energy that comes from external sources.

A common dynamic of the sensitive woman is to suffer burnout when she operates on the mistaken belief that she can self-create all the energy she needs to thrive.
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Remember, “You are not an Energy Creator!”

And, believing that you are, might just be creating some unnecessary suffering.

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Another source of suffering comes when the energy tanks are fully drained and she is exhausted and she knows she cannot even begin to create momentum; let alone put herself out there.
Sensitive women often need some downtime for greater self-care – and those are just 2 of the reasons why.

When self-care is high, sensitive women can pull in wonderful energy from their personal passions and sense of purpose and draw on those types of internal energies to create some very inspiring momentum.

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When the stores of energy are low however, the opportunity is to bring in some external sources of energy:

  • Walking in nature
  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Connection with nurturing peers or mentors
  • A trip to the library or coffee shop
  • Quiet time in contemplation in inspirational places such as an art gallery or a park
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Better still, is to recognize that BOTH types of energy are needed to create momentum. The opportunity is to build in vitality building internal resourcefulness for energy and the external sources of energy right into your day to day life in gentle and sustainable sources of energy.

When you keep your channels for bringing in energy open – that gives the opportunity for momentum to start. Be a care-taker of your own energy channels. Keep on being curious about ways to help you recover from dampened momentum and to keep yourself ignited and vital.

Focus your movement – by limiting your focus

If you have too many horses going into many directions attached to your cart – there isn’t going to be too much forward momentum. Better to limit the number of horses pulling, and have everything aligned in moving in 1 direction.

Your ability to keep things simple, and in momentum is through the practice of setting limits.

Consistency

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”- Vince Lombardi

Momentum builds through small consistent action and incremental improvements in forward moment. The biggest reason for this – is small consistent movement with incremental better effort is sustainable. Big bursts of energy expenditure are not. The biggest gifts that come from being consistent is when you can consistently do something that doesn’t pull of your resources, whether those be resources be time, energy or money. Instead you can be repetitive because it fits both your values and your natural personal style.

Be stronger than ANY resistance.

Momentum can be as much affected by collisions with stuckness, conflicting intentions and barriers as it can be with the inspired energy and consistency you feed it. Friction stops your momentum.

More than anything else in my own business, I recognize that women are really looking for the freedom to succeed. They can pull energy they need and they have the drive to succeed – yet what is getting in their way? It is resistance and resistance can come in the form of Friction and Stickiness.

You know you have resistance, when what you intend – doesn’t manifest.

Some examples of resistance:

  •  Toxic stress-filled Thoughts. Toxic thoughts can slow you down – and it’s imperative that you change your inner soundtrack of self talk.
  •  Lack of External Energy Sources. That habit of doing-it-all and trying to force things with just your own power, instead of just living from your authentic essence and bringing in the wellspring of energy that is available from oneness. Whether it be higher power, connection with others, or inspiration.
  •  Lack of Vitality. Vitality is a result of really super self-care. Build your vitality!
  •  Poor Diet and Rest. You know intuitively, you function better when you have those things.
  •  Lack of Support. Hang out with supportive and nurturing colleagues. Nay-Sayers will suck your energy dry.
  •  Making effort that is only for the sake of approval. Approval and validation are not reliable energy sources.
  •  Clutter. Clutter has spiritual, mental and emotional by-products – clear your clutter and you can open some much needed access to your own available energy.
  •  Tolerations. Those things that keep niggling at you – every time you look at them. Clear them – and save your soul from the energy sap.
  •  Lack of systems. Having to redo, recreate over, and over again can be a huge drain of momentum. Instead – systematize anything you do frequently.
  •  Poor Scope Management. Limit for greater success.
  •  Emotional Reactions. Transform perspectives of living inside of an expectation. Frustration, anger and anxiety happen when you are caught in limitedness.
  •  Poor timing. Plan your momentum pushes when you are strongest.
  •  Absence of a  friction-free lifestyle. Design a life of friction-less flow and lead yourself out of problems. There is no need for any barriers to get in your way permanently. Choose to get in momentum within minutes vs. days, weeks, months or years, or even decades.

When you start leaping over these types of forms of resistance – it allows you to show up in your full essence and do what you need to do. It allows you to move from concept to true contribution and from stuck to successful.

A life of ease and grace is the by-product of living a life focused on gaining momentum and maintaining ease.

 

 

Self Leading Yourself Out of Problems – Part 2

problem busting In Self Leading Yourself Out of Problems – Part 1 – We talked about how to use reducing tolerations, increasing abundance and having always-integrity as ways to avoid problems.

Today – I have 3 more ideas for you based on how you focus, how you get your energy and what you do with that energy when you have it.  The ideas here are around the prevention of problems through being proactive.

Simplify your Life.    The more “moving parts” or just things in general you have, the more there is to break or pile up.  When you simplify to the most meaningful, you illuminate a lot of problems before they even are created.  If you have clutter, or unloved items in your environment or if you have too many ideas, projects or promises – chances are, you haven’t been able to pay the highest quality of attention to anything.  When you simplify,  your self-expression improves as does lovely qualities such as connection, peace, ease and effectiveness.     If you want more of those qualities in your life – and less chaos, confusion, or conflict.   Think about how you might find some simple ways to simplify your own life.

Change how you get and maintain your energy.  There are behaviours that can drain the life right out of you.  There are also behaviours that are energy-gifting.   There are things that give you a jolt of energy for a short-term and then there are things can inspire your energy that lasts for days and even weeks.   When you can hook up to energy that is truly resourceful for yourselves – we create a well-spring that can gift to you – energy it can increase your capacity for greatness and simultaneously create an abundance buffer that you can draw on as serve others.    If we don’t have those excess energy stores – what we end up giving is less than our best selves or worse yet – we leave ourselves so spent – that we have nothing left to give at all.

What are some great sources of energy?  Love, passions, life purpose, oneness, service, personal fulfillment, simple focus,  self-love, self-care  – to name a few.

What are some draining sources of energy?   Anything to do with seeking a rush and for sure anything that keeps us trapped in an illusion that we are not whole and not connected.  For example – seeking external validation; where we are looking for energy outside of ourselves – when we’ve forgotten  the truth is within us.   The same can be true for asking others to step into our own limited perspective.   We get a short-term buzz from having influence and the illusion of control – but in the long run, we miss out on the creativity that comes from possibilities.

Pursue self-mastery. When you get incrementally better at something – everything changes.  Your capacity improves, your flow improves, your ability to be flexible and creative improves.  When you are masterful at your chosen activities – ease happens and when you are in a place of ease – problems end up being opportunities.  All these things I just mentioned are essential elements of self leadership.

Spend a few moments today thinking about what you focus on in your self leadership.  Do you actively keep things simple?  Do you look after your energy stores well enough?  To you always do your best?

This is what self-leadership is about it – it’s about leading your best self forward.

Have any of these ideas – sparked desires for your own life?

 

  • see also

  Leading Yourself Out of Problems – Part 3