Yesterday unexpected free time came my way due to a change in plans. A gift of time to do with as I please. So as I switched gears from getting ready to go to a halt, I pondered what did I want to do. Lounge, read, watch a movie, the list began to grow. Yet one item keep circling around to the list. There has been some gardening and yard work I had been procrastinating on. Gardening is something I enjoy the action of doing. Fresh air, exercise, beauty, and nature. I just had not been in the mood to do garden, even though it feels great especially when I have completed it. The fruits of my labor bring a song to my heart. I also know the more I keep putting this gardening the more gardening I will have to do. My choices will determine my consequences. So off to garden I went.
“For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action.” Adam Braun
As I wheeled out the wheelbarrow and gardening tools I paused for a moment to feel the sun and enjoy the breeze. Then enough was enough. To get doing I needed to get going. Edging, pulling up weeds, trimming, picking up a plethora of sticks. Each part I would tend to and then move on, repeating the same process, being lost in my moments as I continued to work. For the longest time I did not look back or forward. My focus was on the “in front of my face” gardening. As a butterfly flitted around I became absorbed in the happy way it went here and there. It wasn’t until my thirst and hunger got to take a break that I glanced around. As I looked up from where I had begun, to where I was, I was surprised and excited because there was a lot of gardening that had been completed. While there was still a ways to go my momentum was there due to the actions I had taken.
Amelia Earhart said it best when she said “the most effective way to do it is to do it.”
Returning to work on my gardening was easy after my break as I was on a roll. There was no way I was going to leave the others parts of the garden not tended to. I was feeling positive and powerful from my gardening. I wanted to continue that feeling and that sense of accomplishment. When all the gardens where done I looked around at what my work, my effort, and my time had given me. It was glorious. The plants looked healthier, more vibrant. I felt accomplished and tired in the best way, feeling satisfied with myself and my actions.
Momentum is an underrated, helpful, and powerful strategy in life. The only way to get something done is to do the something. Sometimes the most challenging part of momentum is getting going. You might feel like you have cement blocks keeping you down. When you challenge that by moving and go take an action that is right, healthy, and positive for you, your momentum will help keep you going and will build more internal energy to help you go. Just like Captain Marvel you have your own energy core that will help propel you forward. You can do whatever it is you want to go after. Your personal power can propel you towards achieving whatever it is you want to, including weeding and cleaning your gardens.
May your momentum be with you💜