Reversing The Momentum
Reversing the momentum of the current unhelpful trend I'm witnessing is vital if I am to hit my goal of publishing this book on time.
You see sometimes I get frustrated, I lose enthusiasm when results don't show up. Just like you do.
Now, you might remember a little while ago I wrote about how goal setting was bollocks to me – well it is. At least how it's largely communicated.
I have goals, of course I do. Some of those goals are subtle but vital to what I consider important.
Some of those goals are unwritten and unspoken. They are an ever-present aspect of who and what I am.
If I find that my goals are not linked to what's in my heart, if they are only in my head then they'll lead me astray.
This book is very much a part of what I am. It very much comes from my heart.
But what I've found in the making of it is that I'm not completing many of the steps I've put in place in the timeframe I've set out.
Bottom line, this book will fail if I don't get myself sorted.
When The Momentum Is Not There
Completing a project like this was never going to be plain sailing even though all the material is already available to me.
It's never all rosy in the garden, I understand that and I'm not going to pretend to you that it is.
When we read articles like this one I wrote a couple days ago, we could be forgiven for thinking that the writer has their shit together.
But right now this one is not feeling it.
Right now I'm pissed off, annoyed and frustrated at myself that the momentum I need hasn't kicked in yet.
I write that sentence and I immediately want to delete it. Who is the I that is frustrated with me? I ask myself. That's absurd.
You know I can be a very determined person, almost intolerable for others around me. When I get the fire for something you'd get out of my way.
So why is this not happening the way it's supposed to?
I already know the answer to that question.
The momentum is not with me right now. However, momentum or not, I will make this deadline.
If I don't then in my own eyes I lose credibility and that's not going to happen.
So I've enlisted, or at least requested the assistance of a friend.
It has been my experience that enlisting the support of someone that can hold me accountable is a solid means to achieve something.
It worked very well for me in relation to a fitness goal I had in the past so I think it will help me in reversing the momentum here.
The accountability partner needs to be someone who will kick our arse when we don't do what we say we'll do.
They need to be someone who will not take no for an answer or accept lame excuses.
Selecting someone who continually supports us no matter what will not help us correct the things that spoil our chances of success.
We get to define what success looks like but if we have a momentum of habit in a different direction then often we fail no matter how determined.
However, there is the danger that we become reliant on them. That's not entirely good either.
We don't live in a vacuum and collaboration is always a good thing. But there needs to be a large element of self-reliance, self-direction and self-accountability.
All of that in time.
For now, I'll enlist the stimulation and support of a friend to help get me over the line.