The Thursday Thesis - 20/10/2016
“Just get moving...”
Yesterday I wagged my tail.
I grinned much more than is socially acceptable.
Today my tail is wagging again, and I’m getting the hang of dancing whilst sitting at my desk without the chair castoring off in all directions.
You see, I’ve got My Mate Mo on my side.
Mo – more formally known as Momentum – is ongoing movement. Specifically, movement in the direction you want to go.
And I’ve got some serious Momentum, right now.
On Tuesday I published my first book on Amazon Kindle: 9 Weird Things Guitarists Do - The Common Myths & Misconceptions that Poison Your Playing - and How To Defeat Them.
Today I’m back at my desk, working on my next book: I’m keeping my Mo.
There’s no way I’m taking a week off to rest, clear my mind or plan the next thing – no way!
You see, I’ve been bitten that way before.
When I finished my degree, I took a long weekend off to “rest”, and that weekend became a week, then a month.
Yep, you guessed it - almost a year later I was still “taking a little time off” and going nowhere.
I’d lost my Momentum.
During my degree I worked over 70 hours a week, getting up at 5am so that I could study before I was sucked into the vortex of my working day. Some days I slept through all three alarm clocks, but I made sure that I got something done every single day - even if it was just ten minutes of editing.
Those thin slices of time kept nibbling away at the coursework and kept me moving forward every single day: that’s massive momentum.
Momentum works for me: it works for everyone, either positively or negatively.
So here’s the thing: whatever you do, get Mo on your side.
If you already have it, cling to it ferociously and don’t let go – your Momentum will drag you towards your goal.
Just keep doing something, no matter how small, to maintain your Mo.
And if you’re not moving, yet, that’s an absence of Mo, No-Mo or even Anti-Mo.
So get a little Mo happening, and just do something – anything –that takes you in the direction of where you want to go.
Then do something else tomorrow, and the next day, and the next...because that’s how you get Momentum, one wafer-thin slice at a time.
It’s that old saying “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” isn’t it?
Just add the words “in the right direction” to the old proverb, and do something.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2016
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