F.A.S.T. Goals Part III- Actions

Have you ever had a time in your life were you felt like you were unstoppable?  It was as if all the stars in the skies had aligned and the world turned at your whim.   When this happens:

  • business deals are closed effortlessly
  • people hang out to every word that comes out of your mouth
  • you get that promotion
  • you break through that plateau at the gym
  • the relationship you have seems to be working on all cylinders
  • everything you do works

It’s a great feeling!

As quickly as it comes, it can go away.  This leaves you wondering what happened.  Doubt starts to enter in your mind. You question yourself and wonder if you’ve lost it.  Why can everything seem to work for us one minute and against us the next?

Odds are you had the power of momentum working for or against you.  Momentum is like a wave that races towards the beach.  It’s got power, energy and direction behind it and it’s an unstoppable force.  The key force to create momentum in your life is taking action.

Action can be the difference between success and failure.  It is the great equalizer.  When you take the right action towards your goals, you create momentum and build confidence.   When action and momentum is applied with the topic from part II, focus, you create a wave-like unstoppable force.    

Understanding the law of inertia drives home this point.  A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.  A body at rest tends to stay at rest.  Most people resist change.   It can be painful.  It’s easier to continue doing what you’ve always done than it is to try something new. 

That is where setting goals comes in.  For many motivated individuals who set goals, they realize they want something and need to do something different.  Successful people focus and take a lot of action.  At first this is painful.  Just think about the first time you go back to the gym after a long break.  You’re sore the next day as your body adapts and adjusts to a new, more active lifestyle that requires a stronger body. 

If you don’t have momentum then start taking action to build it.  Goal oriented focus will move you in the right direction.  If you’re taking action and not getting what you want, use action to break your own inertia.   Create that outside force that changes the path you are on.  Use action to build momentum.  Become an unstoppable force!

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4 Responses to F.A.S.T. Goals Part III- Actions

  1. I personally think the reason for lost momentum is taking the foot off the gas peddle. When things are suddenly going well, there is a tendency to relax and the mind slips back into a rut. Making it to the top is one thing, working just as hard to stay there is the next challenge one must face. As mentioned above, our own actions will determine this. Good post!

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