A Study in Momentum

Almost everyone is familiar with the term momentum. Put simply, it's the drive to continue doing what one is doing, whether that drive is applied to a person, animal, event or inanimate object:.

Those who have ever studied physics or engineering, would also be familiar with the equation from which we derive the value of momentum. We'll call this the scientific term:

And finally how would we describe in velocity a similar way? Well, given is essentially speed and direction, or the rate of change of an object's position, I think we can also agree on the following statement:

If we agree that all the previous statements are correct, then the following must also be true:

So, based on scientific proof, the drive to continue doing what one is doing is 100% equal to how important the task is, multiplied by the amount of effort we put in to moving it forward.

Lose either of these, and we lose momentum, and we all lose momentum from time to time.

Sometimes we do things passionately for so long, but all of a sudden the momentum goes, and we just can't get it back. Often we leave it for such a long time that we find it too hard to pick up again. This is just a function of elementary physics:

We also lose momentum when we either lose sight of the value we originally placed on the task. This is just basic economics:

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The problem is that often to try and regain the momentum, we focus on what's missing - either we try to find the value we lost, or we just try to force something we forgot back into our day to day activity, hoping we will regain that momentum.

More often than not, either method fails.

Rather than focusing on what's lost, focus on what still works - you'll still balance the equation and increase your momentum. If your momentum's gone because you have lost your drive to push things forward, focus on the value of the task, and you'll get back that momentum. If you've lost sight of the value, just focus on the work to push your task forward, and the momentum will return.

It's in the formula, and the formula doesn't lie.