How to Monitor Momentum to Maximize Progress
A coaching client asked his team, “In what area of your life do you have the most momentum?”
Monitor momentum to maximize progress.
I monitored my momentum and discovered three high potential opportunities.
Connecting and collaborating produce possibilities, stretch strengths, and increase impact.
In one case, a short simple email to an author will result in a book that I never would have produced on my own.
In another case, exploring an opportunity to collaborate with someone who reached out to me will increase impact for both of us.
Lesson: Say yes a little more when someone shows up at your door.
Notice the people who come into your life and ask two questions.
- How might you serve them?
- How might they serve you?
Leadership expands when you let people serve you.
Not letting people serve you blocks exponential progress.
#2. Course correction.
Small course corrections produce big effect when the ship is already at sea.
I wrote ONE item on a gratitude notepad everyday in November, not 3 items and definitely not 5. It was one of the best small course corrections I did all year. (Sometimes I cheated and wrote more than one.)
I enjoyed my gratitude practice so much that I’m still doing it.
- Distill big goals into small daily actions.
- Tell people about your small daily actions. We learn and grow in community.
- Energy from a small success spins the flywheel. But discouragement slows progress.
Busy people only have room for small adjustments.
#3. Monitor energy.
I encourage clients to monitor their energy. What lights you up and what drains you?
- Reveals who you are. Upticks in energy point to values and strengths.
- Multiplies results. High energy always produces more results than low.
Self-control lifts your spirit, but trying to control others is like swamp-walking.
In what area of your life do you see the most momentum?
How might leaders maximize their own momentum? Their team’s momentum?
Mini Habits (Amazon)