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Daily Consistent Action Is The Most Important Thing

How To Generate Momentum

When I was a kid me and a couple friends discovered the secret of making a snowman.

Growing up in an area without snow, we would go on these field trips in elementary school.

If you could find a gentle downward slope, and the right kind of sticky snow, you could get a pretty huge ball.

As soon as we “discovered” this “secret” we started coming up with wild imaginations.

Like making a ball as big as a city, that would roll down and wipe out civilization.

Of course, this metaphor is pretty common.

Not the wiping out the city part, the “snowball effect” part.

Where you put in a lot of effort at the beginning, and then the momentum of the system is enough to keep it going.

You can see it in a lot of places if you’re looking.

Crowd behavior, viral videos and social media posts.

They start slow, but they can multiply very quickly.

But it’s really cool when it happens to you, in a personal way.

Take exercise for example. Most people realize they should do more.

Long time ago, I started jogging. At first, it sucked.

Got tired quickly. Was sore. Shin splints.

I saw it purely as a means to an end. I wanted to shrink my gut. So I figured I’d have to put in work, to get the results.

But once I started getting into shape, something interesting happened.

Instead of seeing the jogging part as “work,” or a means to an end, it became an end in and of itself.

Because I was getting in pretty decent shape, my thoughts could actually wander while I was out jogging.

And for about twenty or thirty minutes every day, I was in a pretty cool state of mind.

That SAME activity turned from a means to an end, into a end to a greater end.

This is the crux of all snowball effects.

When the momentum of the “system” kicks in, and starts to become self-sustaining.

Because we are humans, and we always need to be moving, and eating, and sleeping, we can’t really switch ourselves into autopilot mode.

BUT when the tasks required to build a decent life for yourself (studying, practicing skills, journaling, talking to strangers, speaking in public, etc.) become ENDS instead of MEANS, that’s when the magic happens.

That’s when you start to feel alive. On purpose.

That’s when people will ask you, “man, what drives you?” And you won’t really know.

It will just FEEL right. Good. Natural.

It takes a while to get there, but when you do, there will be NO stopping you.

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​When I was a kid, my sixth grade class took a week long trip to the local mountains.

It was the first time I’d seen snow up close.

I was amazed how easy it was to make a HUGE snowball. We’d found this field, and started rolling one across the field.

By the time we’d gotten it to the other side, we needed about four kids to push it.

Of course, then we made another, and another and piled them up.

For some reason I thought making a huge ball of snow was a lot harder. But all you need to do is start with one no bigger than your hand, and just keep on rolling.

Most people start all kinds of personal improvement projects, and get discouraged. If you go to your local gym a week after New Year’s it will be packed. But go a month later and they’ll be the regular old people.

Why is this?

People have HUGE goals. They start of with HUGE motivation. Then they push themselves WAAAAAY to fast to soon.

Then they realize there’s NO WAY they can keep this up, so they quit.

But when you start ANYTHING, the most important thing is momentum. Instead of going balls-to-the-wall, start of VERY slow.

Instead of trying to lose 500 pounds in the next week, for example, shoot for fifty in the next year. That’s only a pound a week!

Even if you don’t know what you want out of life, try SOMETHING different each day. This will build up your “trying something different” muscle. 

Even if it’s eating in a strange restaurant, or ordering a different drink at your local coffee shop.

The absolute most essential ingredient in ANY kind of self development program is consistent ACTION.

Not consistent planning, or consistent excuse making or consistent whatever.

ACTION is everything.

How much action? Just a little bit. Not so much you need super human willpower to keep going.

Enough to look back on your day, and think to yourself:

“That was interesting. I wonder what I can try tomorrow?”

If you try something every single day, and keep a journal, you WILL amaze yourself in a few months.

In a few years, you’ll not only be MILES ahead of where you were, but pretty much everybody else on Planet Earth, who spend most of their time on Facebook complaining that nothing ever happens to them.

It all starts with small, easy to take action.

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Slow Down

The Wisdom Of Slow and Steady

Whenever you want to make big changes in your life, it’s tempting to go full steam ahead.

I know from experience that this is usually unsustainable. Meaning you get burned out, and instead of dialing it back, you end up quitting altogether.

You might convince yourself you’re doing to do an hours worth of work every day. Maybe practice some kind of skill, or maybe do some meditation. You go all out for a couple days. Then it suddenly becomes a chore.

The motivation is there. But motivation tends to wear off. Usually what kicks off the motivation in the beginning only lasts a few days.

Unless you have a deep, burning desire, it’s tough to overcome this natural tendency.

One way is to start VERY slowly. Instead of jumping in and doing an hour a day (of whatever you want to do) do only five minutes. So easy you can do it real quick after you wake up, or right when you get home.

The trick is to develop the space in your mind, and your day, to do this kind of practice. Once it’s established, then simply expand it by a couple minutes a week. Yes, only two minutes or so a week.

After all, you’re building a great new habit or skill or belief system FOR LIFE. Shouldn’t you take some time to make sure it REALLY becomes part of you who you are, rather than some super energetic short term motivation?

Long time ago I read that one POWERFUL way to train your brain to REALLY BELIEVE that you can set and achieve any goal is by jogging every day for one hundred days.

I started, and for the first few weeks, I only jogged about five or ten minutes. But after that, once I built in the habit, I actually looked forward to it. Pretty soon I was running 3-4 miles every morning.

Many people find that before doing ANY kind of mental self development, doing some kind of exercise program is extremely helpful. You’re proving to yourself that you can set and achieve goals. You’ll get REAL FEEDBACK (time spent outside, etc.). 

You’ll feel better, sleep better, naturally eat healthier.

All things that add up to a better mental state anyway.

And when I was going on those morning runs (nowadays I go on morning walks for an hour or so) I do my BEST thinking. Ideas I NEVER would have thought of in front of the TV or sleeping in an extra hour.

If you aren’t doing something physical daily, at least five minutes worth, you should.

You’ll DEFINITELY see an improvement pretty much everywhere.

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Momentum Is Crucial

Momentum Is Essential

It’s always easy to start off slow, and then increase your momentum as you move forward.

If you’re starting a running program, for example, it might be a good idea to just get outside and go for a walk every morning for a couple weeks.

If you’re intending on creating a million dollars, you’ve got to start small. Often times one single dollar is enough.

The idea is convince yourself that you’re moving in the right direction.

It’s tough to think this way, especially when we’re surrounded by promises of instant everything right now.

But the idea of starting slowly and consistently has been around a lot longer that we have.

Confucius’ thousand mile journey and Aesop’s Tortoise are but two examples.

Most people would love to do something new, but don’t know where to start.

But if you have a history of success, then doing just a little bit more is easy.

Consider saving money. Even if you’ve only got fifty cents left over at the end of the month, it’s a really good idea to stick that money in a special place.

Then tell yourself NEXT month, you’ll save a dollar. Sure, this sounds slow. But you’ll be doing something VERY POWERFUL on a subconscious level.

You’ll be PROVING to yourself that you can save. That you can plan for your future. That you aren’t thinking ONLY of today.

Once you’ve established that idea, firmly in your subconscious, then it’s only a matter of degree.

And once you’ve PROVEN to your subconscious that you’re serious about building wealth, you’ll start to think differently. See things differently. 

Sure, plenty of people PRETEND to “manifest” money. But they never really do anything differently.

Since their subconscious figures all they’re going to do is wait around for the money fairy, they don’t change the way they think.

But if you spend just a couple weeks saving even a dollar, and going to the trouble of actually putting it someplace where spending it is NOT ALLOWED, your subconscious will get the message.

Only then will your subconscious filters change, and you start to see REAL OPPORTUNITIES for money.

Naturally, this doesn’t work only for money, it works for everything.

Relationships, health, spirituality. Take small steps, and KEEP TAKING THEM, and you’ll suddenly see the world change before your very eyes.

Because once you’ve started, it’s merely a matter of keeping on doing what you’ve been doing.

And success is inevitable.

Go Slow Baby!

Slow And Steady

Use Your Skills!

What’s the difference between somebody that doesn’t read and somebody who can’t?


Skills can be useless unless you put them into action. Now, some people tell themselves things like, “Well, if I wanted to I could, but right now I really don’t want to.”

Like they see an attractive person across the room. They imagine the best case scenario, and tell themselves they COULD do that if they wanted to, but for some reason, they don’t want to.

There are many variations of this, but they’re really the same. We see something we want, we know what action to take, but we are afraid. So we come up with a story to tell ourselves that keeps us from taking action.

It’s funny when we hear this from others, it sounds like pure BS. But from ourselves, it sounds totally logical.

Part of the problem lies in the fact that we imagine where we are now, and where we want to be.

Then we imagine some HUGE action that needs to be taken, in order to get what we want.

Then we imagine the worst case scenario, which is failing miserably.

And if we set our sites on what we want, and take action, and FAIL, what does that say about us?

Most of us would rather pretend that we’ll take action “someday.”

Only that day never comes.

There are two HUGE fallacies in the argument presented above.

The first is that there are WAAAAY more steps from where we are to where we want to be than we imagine.

The second that if we don’t get what we want RIGHT AWAY, we somehow “fail.” This is just nuts.

Imagine you wake up in the middle of the night, and you need to hit the toilet. You stand up, and fumble around on the wall for the light switch.

You slap around the wall until you find the outer edges of the fixture, then find the switch, and turn it on.

How many hand movements did it take? Probably a lot. Was each hand movement that DIDN’T land on the light switch a FAILURE?

Only if you somehow convinced yourself that the Earth was going to explode if you didn’t hit that switch perfectly the first time.

The TRUTH about humans and our interactions with the reality around is that EVERYTHING is like that.

We take action, we get feedback, and then based on that feedback, we take more action.

All along redefining our targets, goals and objectives.

We will keep doing that until we’re dead.

Life is a process. A journey. A path of self discovery and creation.

The small steps you take today will resonate FAR into your future. 

They don’t have to big steps. Whatever you’re comfortable with.

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Hammers Nails Wishes and Choices

When all you have is a hammer, all you see are nails.

It’s funny how our brains work.

They are extremely flexible, but very, very limited.

There’s literally millions of bits of information hitting our senses every second, but if we were to consciously recognize all of them, we’d be a pool of blubbering nonsense.

So our subconscious minds have the task of sorting through all the noise and presenting us with what’s important. 

Now, some things that are essential to our survival will ALWAYS be important. Danger, money, our names. These will always get our attention.

The rest is fully programmable. However, most of us only haphazardly “program” our subconscious minds to present us with stuff to help us get what we want.

If we make a wish, for example, our subconscious won’t take it seriously, so it will only grab our attention when the magic whatever-fairy shows up to deliver out wish.

On the other hand, when we make a choice, our subconscious knows we’re serious, and will get busy presenting us with opportunities.

But here comes another problem. We may make a choice in the beginning, convincing our subconscious that we’re indeed serious.

But when we never take action on any of the opportunities presented to us, our subconscious will assume we didn’t mean “choice,” we really meant “wish.”

Only when we combine choice with action does our subconscious get REALLY fired up.

This is when that magic momentum starts, and every action seems to lead to many more opportunity, and pretty soon we notice we’re in a world of abundance with roads to prosperity at every turn.

All those things are out there, right now, as you read this.

All you’ve got to do is tune your mind to the right frequency, and you’ll see them.

Make a strong choice, and combine it with some follow through action, and you’ll be good as gold.

Now when most people read something like this, they get a bit nervous. They see the “take action” part and imagine they’re going to have to start doing things WAY outside their comfort zones.

Not a chance!

The secret is to simply take any action in the direction of the opportunity. This is all your subconscious needs to know you’re serious. Any small step in the right direction will do.

For example, let’s say you tell your subconscious you want ten grand. You make a choice, and your subconscious has your back.

Then you see a newspaper in a coffee shop. You pick it up, and glance in the business section. You have no idea why, just that your intuition lead you there.

Something simple like this is ALL you need to get the ball rolling.

Choice. Action.

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