Needing to get stuff done but just not feeling it? The problem isn’t you. You’ve simply lost momentum.

What is momentum? The dictionary defines it as “the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.” When applied to your life, momentum is a powerful force indeed and is responsible for the truest individual growth and the most significant accomplishments.

How do you create momentum?

Commit to the Process

Where momentum is concerned, there are no half measures. You’re either all in or forget it. With this in mind, take a long hard look at this list and tell yourself you’re not going to quit until you give everything here a fair try. Momentum takes work, so expect to put in some elbow grease. That’s normal.


Start with seeing your success. You’re not going to accomplish what you have already decided you’re going to fail at. See yourself doing what you set out to do. Envision this in as much detail as possible. Hold onto this image.

Understand Your Passion

If you’re not doing what you love, you’re never going to be able to give it the full commitment you’re going to need for success. This is why it’s so important to know from the beginning what really lights your fire.

Grab a Goal

It’s time to pick your destination. This, too, should be big and scary enough to intimidate you without throwing you into a panic attack. Try for something that will force you to grow into the best version of yourself.

Create Your Best You

Yes, you. This is so important it’s being mentioned twice. Here’s where you want to drop harmful habits and acquaintances who bring you down. Surround yourself with things designed to bring out your best, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Demolish Fears

Fears stop momentum cold. Take time to understand what you’re afraid of and explore the idea of living without fear. Confront wrong ideas and build new responses to old stimuli.

Grab Your Cash

Momentum stalls out if there isn’t enough money to pay the bills. Look at your spending habits critically. Pull yourself together by learning to budget and live within your means.

Create a Tribe

Momentum thrives off of positive input. Find people who are willing to support you and even mentor you along the way. Use them to keep you motivated and encouraged along the way.

Schedule Yourself

There are only 24 hours in a day. How are you planning on spending them? Make time for what’s important. Momentum needs a commitment on the calendar to keep you in motion.

Seize the Day

At the same time, you can only schedule so much. See an opportunity? Grab it!

Once you’ve created momentum, remember to keep it going. Check-in with yourself using these tips. By staying on top of things, your momentum will push you to new heights.