Get this right, and it becomes very, VERY easy to reach impressive goals
Momentum is one of the single most motivating forces available to human beings on this planet and stacking up a series of quick wins is how you get it. In this article, I’m going to show you how to build unstoppable momentum, and I’m also going to share several non-obvious insights that will help accelerate your progress even more.
To begin with, however, you should remember that everything goes slower in the beginning. For a simple example to kick things off, gaining your first 1,000 Instagram followers takes a lot longer than going from 10,000–15,000 followers, even though this is hard to grasp intuitively.
It seems like the endless slog that we faced in the beginning is going to last forever and that we’ll always be fighting, scratching, and clawing our way to the top, when the reality is that our progress becomes easier once we’ve gained some early victories.
The difference-maker is momentum!
It’s just like pushing a flywheel: those first few rotations are very rough going, where you’re going to have to put forth every single thing you have within you just to make the flywheel move even the tiniest bit.
But then, once you get going, things start to pick up. And that, interestingly enough, is what’s so messed up about quitting!
At the very moment that you’re most tempted to give up — when every workout just sucks, when nobody is returning your sales calls, and every woman is turning you down for a date — that’s when you’re most likely to start gaining serious traction. Things are the toughest right before they’re about to get easier.
Where Are All These Quick Wins Hiding?
Quick wins are the answer to the problem of giving up too early, and the problem of generating momentum. Luckily for all of us, they’re hidden everywhere in life. You just need to know where to look and how to access them. And, perhaps just as importantly, you need to be able to…