Issue #3 - Better than the limitless drug... Use this instead of motivation.Oct 08, 2022
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Momentum makes everything easier.
In today's newsletter, I am going to break down what momentum is, how it can serve you and how you can create it in your life & business.
What Is Momentum?
In physics, (stick with me for a second) momentum is the energy created by a moving object.
The energy is first produced by a third party (such as a finger pushing a ball) and then transferred onto the object.
The energy then carries the moving object until a force such as gravity or friction stops the moving object.
"Every object in a state of motion remains in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it." - Newton's First Law Of Motion
In life, momentum is the energy that you experience when things seem to be going your way, goals seem attainable and there is an overall feeling of power and confidence in the air.
Momentum is the energy that we refer to when we say "That sports team's been on a roll this season, they are on the move and they are going to be hard to stop.”
You’ve likely experienced this energy and sense of power in your life.
But where does momentum come from and how can you create it?
Where Does Momentum Come From?
I believe that momentum comes from your own awareness of how capable and competent you are.
If you know that you are capable and competent you feel powerful. You move differently. You bring a different energy to life.
That begs the question, where does this feeling of power and competence come from?
It comes from you honoring your word.
Let me explain.
If you tell yourself that you are going to do X and you don’t do X.
What do you think your subconscious registers?
It registers that you can’t do the things that you say you are going to do.
Now, what if you tell someone else, that you are going to do X and you don’t do X.
What does your subconscious register?
Now you are in real trouble. Now you have a negative feedback loop where you don’t believe in your ability to do what you say you are going to do and neither does the world.
By not honoring your word you are developing a reputation with yourself as someone who can't do what you set your mind to.
Your subconscious registers this as “I am not capable or competent”
This translates into a feeling of a lack of power.
This is the force that stops you from experiencing momentum in your life. (Refer back to Newton’s first law of motion)
Take a second to think about a time in your life when you were experiencing momentum…
How were you showing up?
Were you honoring your commitments, going through your to-do list like a bullet train?
Were you procrastinating and not doing the things you said you were going to do?
I bet you, you were on top of it.
Let’s dive into how to recreate that feeling and state of being.
How Can You Create Momentum In Your Life & Business?
Honor your word.
Do the thing that you said you were going to do when you said you were going to do it.
Show yourself that you are capable and competent.
Here are 3 practical ways.
#1 - Start Small
Momentum doesn't care about the size of the commitment you made.
It could be as simple as I’m going to wake up every day this week at 7:00 am.
#2 - Do it consciously
When you are honoring your word, be conscious of it.
Watch yourself doing the thing that you said you were going to do.
Recognize your power to say “I am going to do this” and then actually go and do the thing you said you were going to do.
#3 - Track (You) Honoring Your Word Over Time
When you are able to see that you’ve woken up at 7 am for 44 days in a row you start to develop a reputation with yourself as a person of power. This creates momentum. You are in motion.
Don’t take this email at face value.
Try it out for yourself.
Let me know how it goes.
That’s it for this one.
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Written by Abraham Casallas
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