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Building momentum and planningAnd they’re probably not what you thought!
Hands up if you want to go on a holiday?
I LOVE going on holiday, and I’m pretty sure you do too!
I also love planning the holiday!  I love doing all of the research, getting things ready, working out what I need to take, activities, how to get there…
It’s a process, it’s kind of like managing a project – the thing I love the most is the energy that planning a holiday gives me.  It has it’s own kind of momentum.
Momentum is that thing that propels us forward.  It grows – the more we do, the closer we get to the holiday.  We tick things off the list, we get everything together, and the excitement of achieving it is beautiful.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that holiday momentum, and how it translates so beautifully into life.  It’s not just about going on holiday.  Elements of this can be taken and used in life, as we move through our own goals.
planning a holiday

Here are key reasons why this momentum is so powerful:

1. Deciding on a destination.  
Once you have your goal, you can make a hundred other decisions, like how to get there, what to do there, what you need to pack etc.  It’s the same in life, or business.  When you know what you’re aiming for, you can make decisions about how to make it happen, what newsletters to subscribe to, which blogs to read, how to spend your time….
2.The planning is so much easier.  
Once you have that destination, you have a better idea of how to get there. Clarity comes with having a clear plan – knowing what you need to do day to day, the pieces in the puzzle become so much easier to find.  There is less fluffing around, or procrastination about making the destination decision.
3. Other areas in your life soak up the energy too.
When you’re planning for a holiday, there’s more to organise – and this makes you more organised in general.  It naturally makes you more efficient, you spend your time better, and make decisions quicker. You are more focused overall.
4. A better chance of getting there
You are much more likely to actually go on a holiday if it’s planned OR: You’re more likely to achieve your goal if you plan it.
If you don’t plan your goal, you get distracted, other things get in the way, and you go round and round in circles, never actually moving forward.  This is why momentum is so important.
5. Momentum builds on itself.
Imagine the snowball – as it goes down the hill, it gets bigger and bigger. Apply this to achieving your goals, as you move closer to your goal, you get better at what you need to do, you get stronger at saying no, you get clearer in what needs to happen, you gain more confidence, you grow.
6. Your ability to solve problems is so, so, so much better when you have momentum, and the destination.  Again – like a snowball hitting a bump, it may take it off track, but it has enough momentum behind it to keep moving and pick up speed again. Achieving goals is never a smooth track, but the more momentum you have, the more your self belief grows, and the more you are determine to find a solution, to resolve it, and to achieve your goal.

Your Next Step

If you want some support to help fast track this process, or help you transition to Dubsado, then can book a  free systems audit with me so we can determine where to start, and what you need to get up and running with your workflows and systems.
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Aerlie Wildy is a business designer. business coach and mother based in the Adelaide Hills. I specialise in designing and systemising business for growth. You can connect with me on Facebook, join my Chief Executive Entrepreneurs Facebook Group, check out my Youtube Channel or Pin with me on Pinterest.