Momentum is OP

How the Snowball Effect Changed My Life

Greg J Barber


Momentum. It’s a term often thrown around in sports and physics, but let me tell you, it’s just as relevant in our everyday lives. As someone who’s recently experienced the transformative power of momentum first-hand, I’m here to dive into why this concept is not just important, but outright overpowered (OP) in the game of life.

The Start of a Streak

Two months ago, I embarked on what seemed like an uphill battle. My mission? To track my calorie intake every single day and hit the gym without fail. Now, I won’t sugarcoat it — this wasn’t a walk in the park. But, here’s the kicker: I’ve not only stuck to it for two months straight, but I’ve also lost over 30lbs in the last three months!

The Power of Consistency

Let’s talk about the role of momentum in this journey. Initially, it felt like pushing a boulder uphill. Tracking calories and weightlifting daily were challenging tasks. I even missed a couple of days due to travel. However, as days turned into weeks, something magical happened. These tasks, once daunting, started feeling…easier.

Momentum in Action

This is momentum in its purest form. When you consistently invest effort into a goal, no matter how small, it starts to build up. It’s like a snowball rolling down a hill, gathering size and speed. In my case, the discipline of daily calorie tracking and weightlifting grew from a chore to a habit, and eventually, a part of my identity.

It’s Not About Perfection

Here’s a crucial takeaway: you don’t have to nail it perfectly from day one. The goal isn’t perfection; it’s progress. Focus on creating a bit of momentum first. Keep it up, and you’ll be amazed at how it grows beyond what you can imagine.

Beyond Fitness: Momentum in All Walks of Life

This concept isn’t just limited to fitness. Think about relationships, career aspirations, or educational pursuits. It all starts with taking that first step. Then, the next, and the next. Before you know it, you’re in a place where keeping the momentum going is easier than stopping. That’s the sweet spot.