“Success” is a vague word. It can mean getting a job offer. It can mean finding a new person who has something in common with you. It can mean earning more money. It can mean just getting through the week. All of these are small mountains (or large) that we climb from time to time.
We set a goal and achieve what we set out to do.
But success is never a sure thing. Success can be gained or lost.
- What follows success is usually more opportunity. Yet, you become bloated off “success” and just brush it off.
It’s the mentality that things are “good enough.” There’s no need to be greedy.
Yet, people change. Circumstances change. Jobs change. Health changes. And money comes and goes. Nothing is ever a sure thing.
Opportunity is everywhere
I can’t tell you how many times I got that quick hit of “success” and quickly saw even more opportunities but was too lazy to continue. Then what turned out to be a “sure thing” was nothing but a dream.
“Success” means your done. You’re clocked out for the rest of the day. You’re lazy. You’re satisfied. You’re comfortable. You’ve got “it”. You’re done making moves. Success tells you to protect what you have because you’ve worked hard for it. Success tells you enough is enough–time to enjoy what you have.
Momentum is greater than success.
Momentum doesn’t care about success. It’s always looking to one-up and to go to higher levels. Momentum will give you so many options you won’t know what to do with them. Momentum will have your phone blowing up with messages. Momentum will have you getting more out of life. Momentum will even get you laid more.
Momentum is a product of going on the offense not defense–and being aware of complacency in all its forms. Complacency uses logic and mind games to get you stop while your ahead. Momentum is a product of instinct and knowing that nothing is a sure thing in life.
- Momentum says, “Here’s an opportunity. Let’s go get it.” Then you go get it. Then momentum says, “That was great. Now here’s an idea. Let’s sit down and write it.” Then you go write it. Momentum says, “It’s the end of the day, but here’s another idea. Let’s hammer it out.” Then you go hammer it out.
Momentum will even carry over into your dreams.
Last night I couldn’t sleep at all. So I went to the computer and starting writing another article. After I finished I was tired and went to bed.
It’s better to have momentum than to have success. Because momentum is taking ‘success’ to its highest levels and trying to run it further than you’ve ever taken it.
Momentum is for the motivated
When you live a life of momentum there will never be a dull moment. I’ve got so many ideas running through my head that sometimes it’s hard to drive. Often I’ll forget my idea by the time I’ve got my phone out to record.
I wake up first thing in the morning fired up. If I don’t write anything I get anxious and I can’t keep still.
Momentum will leave you with an aftermath of ideas, writing, and work. That’s why I embrace momentum more than success.
Once you lose momentum its hard to get back.