Momentum is what we all want from our work. The sense of progress, movement.
But there are traps.
Momentum opens doors, opportunities, distractions. We get to take them using the momentum we’ve created – any of them.
Saying ‘yes’ can cost us momentum if they’re ‘opportunities’ that take us off the path we’ve carved out.
Saying ‘no’ closes a door but maintains (or even builds) yet more momentum along the path we’ve chosen.
Build momentum and make progress.
Just watch out for the traps that come with it.