You may have never jumped from a plane but you know the notion of terminal velocity.
This is the maximum velocity achievable by an object as it falls through fluid.
Or in the case of jumping from a plane, your maximum velocity as you punch through air hurtling toward the ground!
For this reason, I avoid the word “terminal.” 🙂
And use “Peak” velocity instead.
Peak velocity in your goals
You see this theme of velocity everywhere in my work.
Words like driving, momentum, flow, they all connote movement.
At the most fundamental level, that’s the opposite of being stuck!
When you don’t know what to do or you find yourself in the same old cycle, there’s zero momentum at all.
And what I learned early in my work is the power of getting moving.
Even if you don’t know where you’re headed, just building momentum is the crucial step to becoming that rolling stone gathering no moss as it rolls down the hill.
Peak velocity is the extreme.
It’s the maximum velocity you can build in driving forward your goals.
What’s your current velocity?
Consider your goals, or it may be best to pick just one goal, what you think of as your DOMINANT goal.
Now, before you think too much, answer this question rapid fire—
Out of 10, how much velocity do you have on your goal?
If you’re doing this right your brain is blurting out a number before you think too much about it.
Now you have this number, ask yourself—
How are you scoring your current velocity?
Is it on say focus? Or enthusiasm? How motivated you are in your process? The actions you’re taking? Results you’re getting?
Having thought more about this, now ask yourself—
How do you reach peak velocity?
If you’re already at your peak, you might want to focus on how you sustain it.
But if you’re looking to ramp your velocity further, the fastest and best way can be to reference back to a time you were here.
A client in his forties looks back to the start of his career.
He was still figuring it out, and it was a time he felt this amazing energy of driving forward.
This is his 10 out of 10 “Reference Experience” for peak velocity.
“The circumstances are very different, but I know and love what it feels like,” he says.
And we’ve been training him to feel it more and more again.
Because inside this feeling is a way of being.
A time in his life when he had incredible optimism for what is possible.
Tons of energy, drive, focus.
Tapping back into this, and building new methods around it, he’s hit a new peak velocity.
How about you?
How do you know what is your peak velocity?
Do you perceive that you’ve hit it in the past?
If you perceive that you’re at your peak velocity now, how do you know?
What tells you this?
Meaning, if you jumped from a plane you can feel yourself accelerating to your peak.
How about you now?
Do you feel yourself accelerating?
With more opportunity to build more momentum?
What is your FEELING being at your peak velocity?
When you’re driving forward.
Feeling this incredible momentum.
Looking at what’s in front of you and just loving driving through.
How does this feel for you?
What would it be like to have more of this feeling?
Living at your peak TODAY!
Maybe I don’t mean literally today, because it’s a Saturday!
But, what I do mean is, every day feeling that you’re living at your peak.
Right here, in your zone, playing your best game.
Feeling the momentum.
Getting the best from yourself.
And whether you’re seeing the results coming through yet, just feeling like you’re flying through!
Weekend or not, who wouldn’t want this feeling every day?
Looking into your days, how can you?
What gets you to your peak?
One thing you find is this notion of the rolling stone gathering no moss is the same in your days.
When you start your day right, like someone barreling out of the plane into their freefall…
You are building momentum to drive through your day.
But, what about more generally?
Looking at your day, where are your building momentum?
Hitting your peak?
What are some of the factors you might adjust?
So that you can keep driving forward hitting your peak velocity every day!