Frey Freyday – Momentum

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff..)frey_freydays

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. Michael Korda

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum. Holly Near

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind. Bryant H. McGill

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? Tony Robbins

Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in. Aimee Mullins

When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you. Annie Lennox

Sometimes thinking too much can destroy your momentum. Tom Watson


[moh-men-tuh m] – force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events: the force as movement or energy build

Let’s keep it simple (that’s the best way to build momentum too, isn’t it?)

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do. Also, one reason so few of us get/do/become what we truly want is that we never direct our focus in a concentrated way. Most people wander or drift their way through life, never deciding to focus on or master anything specific.

In almost all cases, past failures and frustrations were actually teaching me things and laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living and being I now enjoy.

Therefore, if we want to direct and focus our lives, career, relationships, achievements, then we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. It has been said that a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

So, even in simpler terms, just decide what it is that you really want, look for a model to emulate, focus on that “thing”, and start taking steps now.

You can take small, simple steps, now, today. Take pride and celebration in the successes and steps. Be happy even if you face adversity, make a mistake or fail, because that is a step in the right direction and even though it doesn’t seem like it, it builds momentum.

++I recall when I was unhappy with a number of things in my life – I first became aware of those things and honestly looked at myself, and I took responsibility for those things  – not always easy. Then I started to tackle one thing at a time. For my health, I decided to cut out diet sodas one week. Small but important. The next week I focused on cutting out sugar. The next week I focused on limiting bad carbs.

All small steps but I felt good as I had more successes. When I had a failure, I didn’t beat myself up, and neither should you. Guilt, shame, embarrassment isn’t useful and is just because  you’re assigning a certain meaning to something.

You failed because you’re human, just like everyone else. Ok, so what? Keep going. Now you learned something else about yourself.

After I did these small things over a few weeks – really nothing earthshaking – I found that I was feeling better for lots of reasons and I had these references of success. I build on them and added newer and bigger goals. More exercise, leaner healthier foods, etc.

Had I jumped right into all of it at once, or jumped into a big goal, it would have been possible but much harder. Since I build momentum I felt more confident and used that to keep me going. Don’t overthink it.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.
So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from..


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