Gaining Momentum


Something I’ve been thinking about lately is how to sustain and increase momentum in our lives even as we get older.

When I was younger (when I thought 40 was old but now I know the truth that it’s not!), I assumed we inevitably lose steam the older we get.

And sure, getting old does slow us down at some levels. For example, why do I wake up and feel like I sprained my ankle just by sleeping?

On the other hand, I see people who seem to not only sustain momentum over the years but increase it. How is that possible? What are they doing?

For example, John Maxwell turned 75 this past February. He is busier than ever and impacting more people in his 70s which is quite remarkable. His momentum is only increasing.

This past weekend, I spoke at Bay Harbor Church in Michigan. The night before 77-year-old John Fogerty was in concert in that same venue. Wendy and I went with friends. He was amazing. At 77, he’s still got momentum. How is that even possible?

It reminds me of a quote from Clint Eastwood when asked why he keeps directing in his 80s. “I refuse to let the old man win,” he said.

Hidden within that statement is a clue on how to sustain and increase momentum even as you get older.

You need something to look forward to. This could be a new project, a vacation, a new role, a higher goal, a new work-out routine, starting a new community, etc. In other words, something that challenges you in four areas: mental, physical, spiritual and emotional.

Is there something in your life that requires growth in those four areas? Is there something you’re looking forward to?

That’s a pathway to follow which can lead to momentum, even as the days pass by.

FOR You,
Jeff Henderson

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