Just getting started has to be one of the most difficult parts of achieving your goals in your network marketing business! It’s so much fun to dream & plan, but it’s easy to get stuck in this phase and avoid taking the first action-step.
When you’re planning and dreaming, it’s easy to feel like you’re doing something about your goals, but if you never take action, you’ll never achieve them. Taking action means stepping outside your comfort zone, and is a requirement to making progress.
So many times when we finally muster up enough courage to take those first steps forward, it can feel a lot harder than we thought it would. It may feel like you’re swimming against the current or pedalling uphill. Obstacles, setbacks, delays, fears, anxiety and lack of motivation all creep in and slow your progress.
When this happens, most people give up. They may feel like the timing wasn’t right, like it wasn’t meant to be, or that they weren’t taking the right action. Sometimes people push the goal aside and busy themselves with non-productive work and promise that they’ll make those calls, or schedule their appointments “someday”. And sadly, many times, they will settle for the mediocre life they’ve got because they don’t believe they have what it takes.
Is this sounding familiar to you? It does to most!
Let’s dust off those dreams, try again! Network Marketing is like a choose your own adventure book. How about if we choose an easier adventure that will get you to your goal.
First chapter: Momentum:
One of my business partners very accurately named the feeling I just described as the “creepy crawlies” that set in when she was at the beginning of trying to gain momentum in her business. The reason that most people quit and set their goals aside at this stage is because they feel like its hard, and they believe that it is always going to be this hard. What they don’t realize is that every step they take toward the achievement of their goals will builds on the previous step. With every push forward, the process gets easier and the pressure decreases.
The momentum will begin to take over in your business, after you’ve put forth the energy & focus required to get it started. Eventually, when the momentum is going, reaching your goal will feel easier…even fun because you no longer have push so hard to keep moving forward!
In order to reach your goal, you will have to try something beyond what you’ve done in the past. Work harder, faster, and take bigger risks to get that momentum building as quickly as possible.
Momentum dies when people take timid steps on the journey to their goals. Growth can be scary, and when the “creepy crawlies” set in, many network marketers become afraid to give it their all. They end up holding back, avoid taking big risks, or decide to put their goal off for a later date.
Moving slowly to your goal, and putting things off, makes the work much harder. Think about pedaling uphill on a bicycle. It’s so much harder to pump your legs slowly up the hill. Compare that to when you give it your all, by standing up and putting your powerful legs to work with your body’s weight to help you push the pedals down, it becomes much easier and you get to the top much faster.
So, in order to make faster progress and build your momentum quickly, give your goal your full energy and focus! Before you know it, you’ll have passed the difficult part of the beginning and you’ll be coasting toward your goal!