Success is sweet. Standing on the winner’s block is an awesome moment of glory. Even if that feeling lasts for months, success eventually becomes a sweet memory, and for some, a historical thing. Usually, the reason is, what should have been merely a plateau along the way, became the last stop of the journey. REST KILLS MOMENTUM!
Revelation 3:2 “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.” (ESV)
2 Corinthians 8:11 “So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.” (ESV)
For example, I watch my Alexa Score. Like grades in school, it is not a true measure of the value of this website, but scores are a way to measure effort or progress. As I watched this statistic improve with the efforts I put in, and the money I spent to make it happen – I was feeling really good as I got close to a ‘mile marker’. The consultant I paid to help me realize the value of the Alexa and work on this status, requested I add additional blogs to this site. I told him I would get to it later. You see, I have other blogs I contribute to, and like everyone else on the planet – I have other priorities in life. Because of the momentum I had accomplished in this direction, I felt I could pause my efforts here, and give something else top priority.
Guess what, my score slipped by 5000 points, OUCH!
Anyone who has lost weight after a monumental effort to change their behavior knows what I am talking about. The joy of that 20-pound loss fades fast when you see you regained 7 pounds.
Maintain the Success Momentum
There are just some things in life that have high maintenance requirements. If you decide those things are worth the effort in the first place, then maybe it is time to find a way to make maintenance a part of your lifestyle. This solves the problem of the yo-yo, roller coaster affair we have with success.
[tweet_box]”Success LOVES Momentum. Instead of a roller coaster experience, it is better as an escalator ride.” Trudy Beerman[/tweet_box]
I lost 37 pounds, and I have maintained that loss for about a year. The reason I did not experience the usual roller coaster ride back to my former, fatter state is, the things I did to lose that weight became part of my daily routine. It became part of my lifestyle.
Because I keep track of my statistics, I could see my Alexa Score slip, and I have zero intention of heading into a negative slide. Writing this post to share this information helps my score, and I truly intend that it provides value to you too.
In business and in life, rest is necessary, but resting on your laurels will not only make success a historical blip on the radar but even become a high point for a huge fall. Success LOVES momentum. Go create yours!
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