by Kate Corbin
“Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.” – Charles J. Givens
Momentum – “The Big Mo” – is indeed magical. The front-runner in a political campaign is said to have momentum going for them. Momentum is the force that kicks a business into overdrive. In sports, the team with the momentum has the edge and seems unstoppable. You know when you’ve got it – you feel “lucky,” you’re in the right place at the right time, and everything you touch turns to gold.
In sports, politics, business and life in general, momentum is a powerful force and you definitely want it working for you. When you begin something new, whether it’s a business, an exercise program, or learning a new skill, it can be slow-going at first. For a while, you may be putting out major effort in exchange for what appears to be lackluster results.
On any journey from where you are to where you want to be, the first few miles can be the most challenging and you may feel like giving up. However, if you quit too soon, you’ll miss out on the Magic of Momentum. The key is to continue to the payoff – when momentum kicks in. Knowing that momentum definitely WILL come to assist you helps you hang in there until it does.
Building Momentum is like riding a bicycle. It takes a lot more effort to get the bicycle moving than it does to keep it moving. But, as you keep moving forward, things begin to shift and you find yourself “in the zone.” At this point, much less effort is required to keep going as you’re carried along by the flow of momentum.
Momentum is the reason why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It goes both ways. Whether Momentum works FOR you or AGAINST you depends on which way you’re directing your thoughts.
Let’s say you’re starting a business and you want customers. If you hold your focus unwaveringly on your desire, even when results are less than encouraging, pretty soon customers will start rolling in. Once that happens, you’ll feel optimistic and expect more customers. This positive expectation will bring even more business your way and soon you’ve got a really nice snowball effect going.
What happens if you do NOT stay focused on creating your successful business long enough to see the desired results? You’ll get discouraged and you’ll start thinking about exactly what you DON’T want: “It’s not going to work out. I’ll have to give up and get a job soon. I’m a failure.” Now you feel terrible and you’re ready to quit, which, in accordance with the Law of Attraction, absolutely freezes potential customers in their tracks. With that defeatist vibration, your customers simply can’t find you.
Want to harness the Magic of Momentum in YOUR life? Here’s how it works, using the bicycle metaphor:
1. Get a bicycle. Decide what goal you want to pursue.
2. Get on the bike and begin pedaling. Focus on your dream and take inspired action.
3. Keep pedaling. Maintain your focus and continue taking inspired action in the direction of your desire. Take heart! It’s just about to get easier.
4. Enjoy the ride. Congratulations! You continued until momentum kicked in and you’re coasting now – WHEE!
Just as a bicycle gains momentum going downhill, once you get momentum working for you, life is a breeze. Direct your thoughts toward your desire and keep on keeping on until you reach the “tipping point” – then sit back and enjoy the ride. With the Law of Attraction and the Magic of Momentum, you truly CAN be and do and have whatever you desire!
Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three ebooks – “Manifesting from the Inside Out with Law of Attraction,” “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire,” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.