Are you losing momentum?

June 12 – Are you losing momentum? Have you been progressing quite effectively on a particular initiative and now it feels as though it is not moving forward as you would like it to be? Do you feel that some momentum has been lost and you are not quite sure what your next step should be? Are you reliant on others' contributions and they are now part of the hold up? Has something occurred that has put a snag in the original flow of the project, and now you must regroup a bit to regain some momentum?

The key to anything you desire to move forward is first to remind yourself why it is still important, and second identify what you always have control to do amidst other aspects being in limbo. Your ability to see other ways to progress and to take action even in the smallest of ways can help momentum be regained. 


Take an MM&I Moment to reawaken to why you want to see this particular effort through to its desired end. Note the satisfaction you and others will feel. Note the benefits that will be gained as a result of its completion. Note what it will mean in new opportunities. Now use these reminders to spark initiative in everyone involved in the process, starting with your own actions that can be taken. Is it time to bring the team together for a reminder of what will be gained and realized?  Discuss how the unexpected "snag" could be a blessing in disguise, and then brainstorm on alternative ways to view the situation or alternative avenues that could be explored. This often spawns an even better means of moving forward. List all steps that can be taken and re-evaluate who is best to take these steps towards completion. Sometimes a bit of shuffling is all that is needed to get the ball rolling again.


Wide Awake Quote of the Week

Never worry about action, but only about inaction. – Winston Churchill


Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,


P.S. Are you feeling like giving up on what you were once so passionate about? I was among the experts asked to offer tips on ways to avoid entrepreneurs giving up. Check out my Tip #11 and all the great advice shared by my peers.