Momentum Is The Key To Getting Stuff Done

Josh L
2 min readApr 22, 2022

Not hard work or even skill

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Momentum — it’s the magic potion no one is talking about.

Having one sip from this magical elixir will make your day a productive one.

Ignoring its benefits will lead to years of work with nothing to show off. No one wants that.

What Is Momentum

the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events.

I received a D- in high school in all of my science classes, so let’s break this down into simple terms.

Momentum, as the way it's talked about here, refers to productivity.

Getting one thing done early in your day makes you want to accomplish more. This is momentum.

Why It Matters

Okay, so cares?

If you start off the day by accomplishing an easier task, this will give you the energy and drive to complete more and more tasks.

That is why many motivational speakers talk about making your bed first thing in the morning,

It’s why military training forces you to make your bed every time you get up. It instills discipline and allows you to gain positive momentum to start the day.

What most people do when they start the day is scroll on social media or check emails.

This is the exact opposite of what you want to do. Don’t be stagnant when you wake up. Get something crossed off the to-do list.

Still Not Convinced?

You might be thinking that this isn’t true.

You can turn it on whenever you need to.

You’re dead wrong.

This is a law of the universe. Ask Isaac Newton.

An object (or person) in motion will remain in motion unless acted on by an outside force.

Fo us, this means allowing negative thoughts or people into your life that take your focus away from what needs to get done.

It’s much easier to go in the direction you are already going than to stop dead in your tracks and reverse direction.

By starting off on a good note, you will be setting yourself up for success.

Don’t self sabotage yourself.