We’ll notice, if we slow down enough to pay attention, that our lives consist of one proven theory after another. While the law of gravity reminds us not to go haphazardly skipping around the ledge of tall buildings and we’ve proven that stepping on a crack still leaves mom in tact, we aren’t always as good at remembering other lessons we’ve learned. No different from you, while I try really hard to stay on top of all of life’s lessons, sometimes I’ve failed before I realize I know how to pass.
A recent lesson I’ve had the pleasure of learning again is what I’ll call the Law of Matched Momentum. In this very simple law, we get out exactly what we put in. Now, there are those situations where I know I’ve been blessed far more than I deserve but that’s not what I’m talking about in this case. I’m talking about, in situations where I have a desire, a want or a need. Where I have an opinion or an emotional attachment to an outcome, my input weighs on the output tremendously.
I get as much understanding as I’m willing to understand, I get as much recognition as I’m willing to recognize, I get as much love as I’m willing to give love and I get as many comments, visitors and clicks on my posts as I’m willing to…well, you get the point.
“Wow”, you might say, “you mean to I have to keep this up!?”
My answer to you is ‘Yes’. In fact, if you aren’t getting the results you want, you might need to do a little more. If you want better relationships, you’re going to have to do the things that make great relationships. For starters, look for ways to show that you genuinely care about others. Simply put, being a better friend will result in better friends.
While it might seem that this law is exhausting, it really isn’t if you decide on your level of commitment at the beginning of taking on anything new. For the situations that you’re already in, you have the benefit of history to reflect what works and what doesn’t work. With all that information, you can decide the degree in which you want to improve. This applies to being a mom, a daughter, a wife, an employee, an employer, a writer, a singer or any other hat you wear. Or, want to wear.
One other thing I’ve learned about the Law of Matched Momentum. It cannot be fooled with action alone. How you honestly feel about the task has influence as well. In the things that you do on a daily basis, make sure that your emotions match your action. Otherwise, your results could be bogged down by the weight of disinterest, boredom, resentment or any other negative emotion you’ve associated with the task.
Do the things that really matter to you, make sure your effort matches your passion then keep going. If you can stay on this course, you’ll notice your goals racing towards you.