Read This Today And Change Your Life Tomorrow

That is a pretty audacious claim.

Before I tell you how I stumbled across this secret let me share with you a story.

Have you ever had days when you were in flow, you were unstoppable. You were so good you surprised yourself.

I remember one such incident when I was on fire. I was on such a winning streak that I assumed leadership of the situation and became a person others looked up to. Unfortunately this only lasted for the duration of the trip…5 days.

I was back to my timid bovine style after that. I still remember this brief fleeting moment even though it occurred 13 years ago!

There were more such fleeting moments but it seemed there was nothing I could do to control when I could get these and how long it could last.  It appeared that fate was in control.

 Until recently that is.

One day I came home full of dread about a long application form that I had to fill in.

I had been delaying this for many days and it started weighing on me.

But as soon as I came home I happened to start clearing up my dining table of junk mail and other crap.

It took almost an hour to clear the mess but I started feeling better about myself.

Next I bathed my son, read him a book and rocked him to sleep. If you know my son you will know this was an accomplishment in itself :)

I was feeling even more good about myself.

I felt I had accomplished something.

Guess what I did next…that is right I started filling up the application form!

The secret I am talking about is momentum.

An object at rest stays at rest but an object in motion keeps moving.

This principle is so powerful when used at will.

Imagine starting your daydoing the right things …things that add to your momentum.

No wonder my day was shot when I used to get up late versus when I got up early.

Brian Tracy talks about eating a frog first thing in the morning.

By this he is referring to the ugly and monstrous task that you have been delaying.

When you finish the most unappealing task first thing in the morning then the rest of your day will only get better.

But I have a different take on this.

I find that eating a frog (figuratively speaking of course, no frogs were harmed in writing this post!) takes a lot of willpower.

Doing the smaller things first builds up a reservoir of positive feelings that boost your self esteem and give you more power to take on the challenging tasks.

Whichever way works for you I hope I have been able to convey the tremendous leverage that momentum provides you.

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If you have had similar experiences then please post it. I would love some vindication.


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