Momentum In Goals


Momentum is a huge factor in achieving your goals.  It is something you can create as well as something you can ride on.  Momentum is the driving power towards your goals!!!

We always have momentum we just have to recognize or find it.  Momentum can be both positive or negative.  When we were on the river paddling we got better about reading the river.  We recognized the positive momentum when we paddled in the bubbles or “fast water”.  You want to look for and learn from your results.  When you eat certain things you feel more energy.  When you get more sleep you function better each day.  How about when you train your body in different ways, can you can see the difference?  Positive or negative, we all have momentum in our lives.  We just have to find it!!

Once you have found momentum… the true challenge is to sustain it.  This is probably one of the hardest things to do.  We must commit to the process long enough for something to happen.  This was definitely true during the Water Safari.  We learned it was easier to keep paddling than it was to stop and then start up again.  That was due to the amount of energy it takes to get the boat moving after you stop.  Momentum is completely controlled by your consistency and your persistence.  Once you have established it, you have to keep it going!!!

For Sonja and I our goal was to finish the world’s toughest canoe race.  However reaching the finish line in one goal doesn’t mean you have completely achieved it.  Take the Advocare 24 Day Challenge as an example.  You stick to the plan; but you were unable to lose all the weight you had hoped for.  Well first and foremost you just completed your Challenge.  You have made it to the finish line of 24 days; but still need to keep going towards your original goal.  You have also made some great life style changes.  Re-evaluate everything and see if there is anything else you can do to make it better.  Make a new plan and prepare for another big push towards your goal.  This is how you advance your momentum

Now that you can see how momentum plays into achieving a goal… how can it help you achieve more than one?  The plan would be to overlap your momentum.  To do this you want to think ahead and plan your next goal before you reach your current one.  This takes a little prepared mindset and some future thinking.  You want to transition from one goal to the next flawlessly.  Literally using the conditioning of your mind, body and spirit to help you get to the next level in your purpose.  This kind of thinking can catapult you to a whole new level of achievements.

Guro Larry, Sonja, Lauren & Tori St. Clair

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