“The more action you take, the more you want to take action.” ~ The Minimalists, Everything That Remains
“Small victories lead to large victories. You must build on the small to achieve the great. By following through on a resolution as simple as getting up earlier every day, you will feel the pleasure and gratification that achievement brings. You have set a goal and you have realized it. This feels good. The trick is to keep setting the mark higher and raising your standards continuously. This will then release that magical quality of momentum that will motivate you to keep exploring your infinite potential.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
I was out doing errands on a Sunday afternoon and I made a stop at Home Depot to do two things: One, recycle two boxes of light bulbs and two, pick up a new 5 gallon jug of water for my water dispenser at work.
I pulled up to the front unloading zone, took the two boxes of light bulbs out from the back, and hurriedly brought them to the customer service counter.
Well aware that I shouldn’t be parked in the unloading zone for too long, I quickly dropped the bulbs off, made a hasty exit after exchanging a few words of conversation with the employee, and started to drive away.
I forgot to get the water jug and I was already half way out of the parking lot!
“It’s okay,” I thought to myself. “I’ll swing back on another day and grab it then.”
I quickly stopped and thought to myself about exactly what I was electing to do…
“Getting started is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum. You have probably experienced this phenomenon before. For example, going for a run may seem overwhelming or exhausting just to think about before you begin, but if you can muster up the energy to start jogging, you’ll often find that you become more motivated to finish as you go. In other words, it’s easier to finish the run than it was to start it in the first place.” ~ James Clear, Blog
“Is it really so difficult to do what must be done? It’s not difficult at all, when you stop fighting against it. One little step will get you started, and once you’re started, you become interested and invested. Once you’re started, momentum begins to give you a push that becomes stronger with each effort. Instead of putting off what you know must be done, what if you could somehow get yourself to be positively enthusiastic about it? You absolutely can, because you can choose how you wish to feel about anything.The genuine satisfaction in your life comes when you know you’re making a difference. And whatever it is in your world that must be done is your opportunity to make that difference. Go beyond intending, go beyond planning, go beyond wishing, and go beyond saying you need to get it done. Dive in, go to work, make something happen and be the positive, dynamic difference that makes you feel alive.” ~ Ralph Marston
“Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?” ~ Anthony Robbins