Momentum or Progress

Where is momentum taking you? As essential as momentum is to so many aspects of our lives, it doesn’t presume a direction. Momentum is movement, nothing more or less. Like a car, we can find ourselves moving forwards or backwards, toward a set destination or potentially lost.

We instinctually equate momentum with progress. That’s not always the case, though. Our momentum is sometimes the result of being pushed in a direction we don’t want to go or one determined by the expectations of others.

There are times when our momentum pulls us backwards as unhelpful thoughts and habits snowball.

And once in awhile, we’re moving, but aimless, unsure of where we’re heading.

For momentum to take us where we want to go, we must regularly pause and make sure we’re heading in the right direction. On a long road trip, you can’t keep making progress without stopping to rest and refuel.

Make time to stop and relax now and then. It’s a chance to reassess your route and destination. You might decide to change course or even turn around. You might find yourself even more thrilled about what lies ahead.

Either way, your destination will be your own, and you’ll have the momentum you need to get there.