Ride the wave…build on the momentum

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. Frances E Willard

There are many moments in life, both pleasant and unpleasant, when the energy of the moment strikes us, revs us up. That moment, we have the choice to use that energy to propel us or bring us down.

It’s use defines its quality and not the event causing it.

What we have to remember is that that energy is precious. When we are immersed in that energy, and things are in motion, it is easier to keep them in motion; to keep going. If you start something new, it takes time to get things moving. So when you find yourself having momentum, go all out and capitalize on it.

Usually I go to sleep early and wake up early. However, one night I continued working until 2 and got things done that had been pending for quite some time. I am sure that if I had not capitalized on the momentum and completed these tasks, it would have taken me much longer to finish them.

Another time I got up around midnight, bursting with ideas. I decided to act on them and implement my thoughts. By 2:30 a.m. I was able to put together material that I had been struggling to complete for the past few years. I could not believe how clear everything appeared.

I learned that when you have momentum you want to go all out. Whether the momentum is in an idea or an insight or even an episode that unsettles us, you want to act on it right away—whether it is midnight or midday. Ideas come from the higher sources, and by acting on them right away, you express gratitude for the blessing. If you procrastinate, you lose the momentum and the intensity of the idea.

When you have momentum, you want to build on it. When you complete one sale, asking for another one is easier. If you have begun an exercise regime, continuing the program is easier. Beginning something new is harder. It requires much more energy and commitment.

Next time you have momentum in something, capitalize on it. The energy and momentum that come to you when a new or bright idea manifests in you can be the turning point in your life. I must admit that I have been guilty in the past of not capitalizing on an idea as diligently as I could have. Hey, I cannot change the past, but I can change what I do today! I can be alert to the shifting energies of life and ride the wave to a more evolved version of me.  

(Adapted from the book, Business, Balance & Beyond by Azim Jamal)

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