Do you ever just feel stuck? The pandemic derailed a lot of people’s momentum for 2020, and it’s hard to get back on track and moving forward again after such a monumental setback. Momentum is a habit you achieve by continuing to set goals and accomplish them, and right now it’s difficult to even think about what your goals should be for the future. But as the economy begins to open back up and people go back to work, it will become easier to get that momentum building again.
It all starts with a goal. Once you have a goal in mind, break it down into smaller steps and make a checklist for those steps. Start with the easiest, tiniest thing and then check that off your checklist. That tiny sense of accomplishment can propel you to the next step, and once you check a few things off your list you will have made accomplishment and momentum a habit.
It’s easy to get off track, though. Minor setbacks can make you feel like you aren’t growing. Tough times can make you feel as though it’s too hard to keep going. Live in the present and be proactive to keep your momentum going strong.
There are even lessons to be learned from difficult times such as these. Rather than trying to weather tough times, use the setbacks to examine places where you can make your career or your business more resilient. Getting better in the face of adversity is known as antifragility, and it can help you a great deal in the long run.
There are even apps like Procraster, Fabulous App, and Trello that can help you learn and accomplish your goals by fostering better habits.
Begin with the end in mind. Learn more about managing your momentum from the infographic below.
Infographic Source: MBA Central