In general, the momentum of an object can be thought of as ‘how difficult it is to stop the object’, as determined by multiplying two factors: its mass and its velocity. Having a lower speed or having less mass (how we measure inertia) results in having less momentum.

Now, the velocity of an object at a particular instant is given by its speed and the direction of its motion at that instant. Because momentum depends on and includes the physical quantity of velocity, it too has a magnitude and a direction.

Think about it: your life has a direction. And when we talk about momentum, we’re talking about the speed at which we’re moving in EITHER direction. Some people reading this have established massive momentum in their lives right now – only one problem though – it’s in the wrong direction!

That’s why building foundation as we’ve already covered, is so important – because you don’t want to create momentum only to later find out that you’re propelling yourself like a blazing locomotive toward failure and disappointment.

But back up for a moment. Creating momentum can be a real challenge in the beginning. How about the person who studies in college for four years out of their life, they then go job hunting and find out that they don’t have enough experience? “Come back when you have some experience.” But how do you get experience when no one will hire you without it?

Creating momentum can be a real challenge in the beginning. There’s a reason why 9 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 5 years. It’s because the owners are trying to gain traction for their business simultaneously while needing to generate income.

Keith Matthew has been teaching personal development and wealth building techniques for 17 years. Visit to sign up for a Free 7-Day Success Workshop.