What’s Stopping You From Building Personal Momentum?


Hey you,

You got the juice. You know it.

I know it.

Your purpose, the one that’s scratching at your spirit, is always ready to be at play. You just need to find ways to let it out and to let it be creative. Lucky for you, if you attach your purpose to goals you can even find ways to make personal achievement within the milestones in your life.

Yet, milestones take movement, and the greater the milestone, the greater the persistent movement and energy you will need to meet it.

Simple enough, but we know that life has a way of throwing other “stones” in our way. They are the obstacles.

The missed connections, broken laptop, endless interruptions, and other technical or non-technical difficulties that delay us momentarily.

Or they could be the big ones, suffering from a loss, a major financial setback, or some other life event that causes you strife.

You want to pursue passions in your life but within the time and energy that you already have. How do you keep a steady momentum to help you achieve anything you set your mind to? How do you get past the bouts of energy followed by low-productivity and distraction?

First, you need to find what’s stopping you from building momentum.

There could be several reasons:

  • Lack of purpose
  • Lack of process
  • Lack of support resources

Lack of Purpose

You need to know why you want to achieve your goal. You need to have a reason greater than any excuse. Then you need to set a purpose for every move you make towards your goal. Constantly reflect on the why behind what you do while fulfilling your goal’s needs.

Lack of Process

When you know what the goal is that you want to achieve, the next step is figuring out exactly when, where, and how you will fit the work into your schedule. Attach your work to life triggers like “I’ll review my strategy after morning coffee or I’ll reach out to new contacts every Friday”. How you shape your schedule will depend on your style.

Need some guidance? Try the Passion to Process workshop.

Lack of Support Resources

Given the greatness of the goal, you will eventually need others to gain further momentum. Resources, in the form or people or organizations, will help you form new connections and open new pathways towards your final vision. You need to think of how you work connects to the larger framework and then find the people who could be key to meet.

There are plenty of great groups online or in person that can be there to support you.

Building momentum takes time. You can do it, and given your effort and ingenuity you will build speed. If you need to press pause on what you’re doing and set aside time to just strategize. The peace will be key to helping you sort yourself and gain clarity.

So what’s stopping you? Comment below or send a private message.


  1. Nadia Castonguay · September 13, 2016

    Attach your work to life triggers…LOVE this tip!!
    I am also guilty of not having enough support…and I think it’s mainly because I ”thought” that I could do it all by myself and wanted to prove to others that I can do it! That is NOT a good strategy!
    Thanks for the great article!

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    • Zinga H · September 13, 2016

      How are you finding support now? Awareness is the half the journey, luckily groups like Ladypreneur are around!


  2. Julian Palmer · September 13, 2016

    I agree with you. I love the way how you mentioned that it could be purpose or resources that we lack some of the time. Best wishes.


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