How difficult is it for you to keep a good idea moving forward?
Sometimes, even the most powerful and influential leaders have trouble keeping the momentum of a good idea going.
According to an article from LinkedIn (Burton - 12/3/2021), here are some tactics you can use to keep your momentum going:
1. Start With A Small Simple Step - While it's not wrong to make plans, you need to be realistic with your ideas and start with small steps to make progress.
2. Take Action - Don't wait until everything is perfect. Taking that first step is the easiest way to build momentum.
3. Seek Advice From Others - Instead of wasting time on problems you don't know how to fix, seek advice from people who can help you work the problem.
4. Plan And Learn To Delegate - Nobody can be on top of every detail of every project. Delegating important components of a project to the right people can help keep the momentum going.
5. Build On Previous Victories - Understanding that you can not force results or get people to act, you need to be patient and let the momentum move at its own pace.
6. Organize Yourself - Spend time each day (or the night before) planning what needs to be accomplished tomorrow.
7. Share It With Others - Sharing your victories with others generates the momentum you need to keep the project moving forward.
Momentum results from continuous execution and improvement. You can't force it, but you can nudge it to keep it going. There is no magic formula for generating momentum, but it is achievable with commitment and hard work.
This week, as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, check out the video below to see how some of our country's greatest leaders had a difficult time pushing forward the idea of a national holiday to give thanks for the abundant blessing we enjoy as Americans.
Also, please leave me a comment about what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving season.
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Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.