I’m sure a lot of people will agree with me here; habits suck!
Old habits are hard to break, and teaching yourself new habits is always royal a pain in the ass. It’s tough, it hurts and makes for a grumpy Kirk.
One reason why I took this 30 day challenge was to establish a new habit and get used to blogging. Here I am at the end of week two, and while it’s been really fun, I’m not going to lie and say it’s all peaches, puppies, and ice cream. There were a couple days where blogging was the last thing I wanted to do that day. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, today is one of those days. Go figure.
But even though I’m grumpy, I’m keeping at it. Why? Because momentum is important. It keeps you motivated, energized, and positive. It’s critical to success with anything in life. I’ve started the ball rolling with Livermore Rocks several months ago and I’m, well, on a roll.
Another reason I did this challenge is to get into the habit of doing something every day towards my goal. This is like momentum, but a little different. Taking steps every day is important if you ever want to get anything done.
Big steps, little steps, and even steps backward are important. Yep, even stepping backwards still has momentum; it’s just going in a different direction. Whatever you do, just don’t stop. That’s when it directly affects momentum.
Want an example of momentum? Watch this cell phone video I took the night of Nov 14, 2008. It’s a rare night launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour as it blasted off on a mission to service the International Space Station.
How powerful is momentum? Note the full moon in the background. Compare that to the launch.
Now that’s momentum.
From Aug 6 through Sep 5, I’m participating in The Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge. Every day, for the next 30 days, I’ll be posting about a new topic of the day about building my own online business. I’m looking forward to learning new tips and trick for my new blog, Livermore Rocks! So join me on my quest as I take on the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Enjoy -Kirk