There are certain forces that you can harness in the pursuit of your dreams. These forces represent a power that once you recognize it, will help you accomplish your dreams. Jeff Olson calls these, the faces of the Slight Edge. They are momentum; completion; habit; reflection; and celebration. This morning we’ll talk about momentum.

Have you ever read the story of the tortoise and the hare? Who won the race? The tortoise wins. The point of this story is steady wins the race. The story is about the remarkable power of momentum. A body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion. That’s why our activity is so important. Once we get going, it’s easy to keep going, but once we stop, it’s hard to get started again.

Jeff talks about coaching people to build large organizations, one person at a time, by doing simple, easy to do actions every day. He says it’s far more effective to take one business building action every day for a week than it is to take seven all at once and then take the rest of the week off. People who do something every day, week in and week out will build a successful organization.

Why is this? Momentum. It takes energy and initiative to get started in a new activity but once you get going, it takes much less energy to keep the activity going. The other thing that starts to happen is the daily rhythm of it starts to change you. It simply becomes part of your routine, and therefore becomes part of who you are.

Imagine taking a walk for 20 minutes a day or walking once a week for 140 minutes. Which do you think is easier to do and will provide more benefit to your health?

It doesn’t matter whether were talking about our health and fitness, our financial security, or building a business. It’s easy to stay active. It’s also easy not to do. And if we don’t do it, it wont kill your dreams today, but, that simple error in judgment, compounded over time, will destroy your getting to any goal you’re after.

Mary Kay Ash said, “Give yourself something to work toward, constantly”.

Be steady and consistent in working towards your dreams. Have an awesome day.


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