To gain any kind of momentum you have to first get some movement. This can be the most difficult part of the process as it may have been some time since you moved in the direction you want to move.
You can have great vision and dreams but those alone will not create success. They are just the destination. Like any journey, getting started is the key to success.
Here are some thoughts that might help…
1. Choose one thing you can do.
Too many people spend too much time focusing on the areas they struggle in. You need to spend less time there. Don’t worry about what you cannot do and concentrate on one simple thing you can do.
“I will do today what I can do today to enable me to do tomorrow what I can’t do today”. [Craig Groeschel]
Choosing one thing takes away so many excuses. You don’t need a list of things to change, just one item and then put every effort into being successful in that one thing.
Be like William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army…
‘I do promise God that I will rise early every morning to have a few minutes – not less than five – in private prayer…. I hereby vow to read no less than four chapters in God’s Word every day. I will cultivate a spirit of self-denial, and I will yield myself a prisoner of love to the Redeemer of the world’
2. Don’t set such high expectations.
Some might say that if you aim high, even if you don’t reach that height at least you may have still reached higher than if you hadn’t aimed that high. The alternative is that you may just become demotivated by the failure and give up at the first hurdle.
For example, reading the Bible in a 6 months is a great goal but what do you do when two months in you are already behind. Do you just give up? It may be a step too far but how about one chapter a day, or getting up 15 minutes early to spend some time with God praying about one specific thing.
These can really help produce the momentum you desire and they can work for anything, not just spiritual matters.