Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, I got to keep on moving…
Who remembers that little ditty!? Is it stuck in your heads right now? Totally off subject, 80’s music, from one hit wonders, to Duran Duran and Culture Club, to hair bands, will always hold a place in my heart. I’ve been loving the radio stations near Orlando. Some play the fantastically cheesy songs from our past that we still inexplicably know every word to. I’ve been enjoying singing out to Jack Wagner, Peter Cetera and Matthew Wilder’s Break My Stride. On that note 😉 back to momentum…
As I said in my last blog, my friend Jed and I are big fans of momentum. Have you ever noticed that you won’t have much going on and then you’ll get multiple invites in a row or you get one interview and all of the sudden you line up two more? I think this has to do with momentum and its book definitions, that I’d never looked up before, seem to back this up fantastically.
Momentum: the impetus gained by a moving object
Impetus: the force or energy that makes something happen or happen more quickly
Neat-O! I very much believe in energy and that what you put out there you get back. I do believe this works for good and bad, that positivity begets positivity and negativity begets negativity. I vote for positivity! When it comes to changing your life or knowing you want to live better and differently, each positive nugget gives you energy and confidence which I believe draws the next nugget and the next.
The Power of Positivity
I’ve definitely experienced this multiple times in my life. Definitely around job prospects, where I’ll put emails out and then hear from a few at once.
I’ve experienced this with dates where I’ve not met too many guys then will meet 2-3 around the same time. (I’m hoping this trend returns. I haven’t dated since getting cancer but I do hope to again one day soon-ish.) And I’ve definitely experienced this around things to do. This is NOT to say that I haven’t experienced the valleys around these peaks but I take, relish, and try to hold the momentum or its memory. It keeps me the positive, optimistic person I am.
By the way, if you’re ever in Boston and super lucky, you can see Jed in an act of actual, physical momentum. His “Living on a Prayer” at karaoke is legendary! Some of the pics are from our annual tradition of going to the mall at Christmas and recreating model poses for our own enjoyment / amusement.
Have you all noticed these patterns of momentum in your lives? I’d love to hear.
Update: Growing Bolder just upgraded its blog capabilities. I always write everyone back when I get comments. All of the comments that I’ve received touch my heart, thank you, but the ones from strangers saying they feel the same way; well, they give me Momentum!!!! I can’t tell you the energy zing and excitement I get from them. Thank you! To anyone who has commented in the past, if you look back, my replies are there. 🙂
Random Amy thought: As a total aside but this is very me, while writing about momentum it made me think of omentum. Omentum is the deadly fat that gathers in your stomach area and surrounds your organs. I am in no way pushing anyone towards 6-pack abs but lessening this add years and saves lives. Call me selfish – I really like you all and want to keep you around. 🙂