Momentum is a funny thing. It works just as well when you're going down hill as it does when you're headed up. It doesn't matter which direction you roll a snowball, it accumulates white powder. It grows bigger.
And it's the same way in everyday life. When we're running our race--whatever that may be--a single misstep can lead to a stumble. Once we're out of contention for first place, the reason you began running begins to blur out of focus. A single event can break your momentum...or more precisely send you tumbling in the opposite direction.
When you think about momentum being the force at work, then all you have to do when you find yourself off track is take a single step in the opposite direction. That driving force that pulled you away, will push you back toward your goals.
One step in a positive direction can lead to two, and before you know it your back in the race.
Of course, momentum is not the only determining factor in whether or not you reach your goals. You can't coast on it. Hard work, a bit of luck and many factors that are out of your hands are often at play. What momentum can do is fuel your fight. It can keep make obstacles look miniscule and prompt you to work a little harder or longer.
So, the next time you begin a journey and you're hesitating at taking those first steps. Remember they are the hardest. With each subsequent one you'll pick up the momentum that will carry you to the finish line.
Constance Phillips spends all of her spare time spinning paranormal and contemporary romantic tales. You can read her observations on life as a writer, mother and wife at her blog, friend her on facebook and follow her on twitter.