Setting good habits set you up for success. The more that you practice those habits the more momentum you start to build.
I absolutely love how Darren Hardy refers to momentum in The Compound Effect,
I’d like to introduce you to Mo, or “Big Mo,” as I like to call it. Big Mo is, without doubt, one of the most powerful and enigmatic forces of success. You can’t see or feel Mo, but you know when you’ve got it. You can’t count on Mo showing up to every occasion, but when it does—WOW! Big Mo can catapult you into the stratosphere of success. And once you’ve got Mo on your side, there’s almost no way anyone can catch you.
It takes time and energy to get Big Mo, but with it, success and results compound rapidly.
There are times though, that it feels that no matter what you do, it’s not enough. All that time and energy but where are the results? Why hasn’t Big Mo shown up yet?
That means it is time to adjust your focus and your mindset. Step back, breathe, relax, and look at what is possible.
It may be tempting once you’ve stepped back and are assessing the situation, being mindful, to just stand still. You may not even realize that is what is happening, however, when you’re stuck, the only thing that will get you unstuck is movement.
Author Shane Snow in the book Smartcuts offers a glimpse into research that has been done supporting this,