“A body in motion stays in motion.” This paraphrase of Newton’s First Law of Motion is a universal law of physics and a great principle to apply to your own life to keep moving forward.
Have you ever heard it’s easier to keep moving than to start, stop and then have to regain your momentum all over again? It’s true! If you’ve ever had to push a stalled car from a dead stop, you know the feeling. It can be hard to get the car moving at first, but once you do, it gets easier to keep it rolling until you can get it started.
It’s the same in life. It may seem hard at first to start moving toward some new goal, but once you get into action, things get easier until, as you make progress and gain momentum, you may wonder why you thought it was so hard in the first place.
We are constantly learning, growing and moving forward spiritually, whether we realize it or not. Every experience we have builds on our already vast bank account of innate wisdom. When we take forward with us the positive aspects of each experience we have and learn to leave the negative behind, we build that bank account of inner knowledge even faster. There may be times when we encounter resistance to our forward progress and things may seem difficult. When this happens, it can be helpful to slow down, regroup and readjust our approach. But never, ever stop! Always keep moving forward!
The feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment that comes from consistently moving forward toward our goals can be incredibly rewarding. Here are some tips to help keep that forward-moving feeling:
- Set clear direction from your heart. It’s easier to move forward when you have a target to aim for.
- Get into action! Even if you’re not sure of all of the steps needed to accomplish your goal, trust that as you take steps forward, your path will become clearer.
- Stay solution oriented. If things stagnate or there are bottlenecks in communication, find alternative ways to go around, under, over or through, but keep the forward motion.
- Watch your timing. Doing things either too soon or too late slows your forward progress.
- If you find yourself running out of steam, take a break! Short breaks can be refreshing and offer perspective on your progress. Then get back to it! You’ll be glad you did..