Regain Momentum 5 Tips to Overcome Feeling Stuck

Momentum is the force that keeps us moving forward in life. It’s the feeling of being unstoppable, of having a clear vision and a strong motivation to achieve our goals. Momentum is what makes us productive, creative, and confident.

But what happens when we lose momentum? When we feel stuck, frustrated, or overwhelmed by the challenges we face? When we lose sight of our purpose and our passion? How can we get back on track and regain our momentum?

Here are some tips on how to regain your momentum when you feel stuck:


1. Identify the cause of your loss of momentum.

Sometimes, we lose momentum because of external factors, such as changes in our environment, unexpected events, or setbacks. Other times, we lose momentum because of internal factors, such as self-doubt, fear, boredom, or burnout.

The first step to regaining your momentum is to understand what caused it to disappear in the first place. This will help you address the root of the problem and find a solution that works for you.

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2. Reconnect with your Why.

One of the main reasons we lose momentum is we forget why we started something in the first place. We lose sight of our vision, our mission, and our values. We lose touch with our passion, our purpose, and our meaning. To regain your momentum, you need to reconnect with your why. You need to remind yourself of what drives you, what inspires you, and what makes you happy. You need to rekindle your enthusiasm and your excitement for what you do.

One thing to examine is, does your WHY still drive you? Has it changed? If it has, then it’s time really get in touch with your new WHY. Your WHY should both excite you and slightly scare you at the same time.

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3. Set small and achievable goals.

Another reason why we lose momentum is because we set unrealistic or vague goals that are too big or too far away. We get overwhelmed by the complexity or the difficulty of what we want to accomplish. We get discouraged by the lack of progress or feedback.

To regain your momentum, you need to break down your big goals into smaller and more manageable ones. You need to set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals that are challenging but not impossible. You need to celebrate your wins and learn from your failures.

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4. Seek support and accountability.

Sometimes, we lose momentum because we feel isolated or unsupported. We lack the resources, the guidance, or the feedback that we need to succeed. We lack the motivation, encouragement, or recognition we crave to keep going. To regain your momentum, you need to seek support and accountability from others who share your vision or have achieved what you want. You need to find mentors, coaches, peers, or friends who can help, advise, or challenge you. You need to join communities, groups, or networks that can inspire you, empower you, or celebrate you.

Restart..Restart..Refocus. As many times as you need to. Just don’t quit.

Alan Pariser

5. Take action and have fun.

The final and most important tip to regain momentum is to take action and have fun. Momentum is not something that happens by itself; it’s something that we create by taking consistent and deliberate action toward our goals. Momentum is also not something we must suffer for; it’s something we can enjoy by having fun along the way.

To regain your momentum, you need to stop procrastinating, overthinking, or complaining and start doing, experimenting, or learning. You need to stop stressing, worrying, or fearing and start playing, laughing, or loving.


Momentum is the key to success in any endeavor. It’s what makes us unstoppable in pursuing our dreams. If you’ve lost your momentum, don’t worry; you can regain it by following these tips. Remember: you have the power to create your own momentum and make your own destiny.

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