The Passion Project: Maintaining Momentum through Strong Moments| Omer Aziz

Omer Aziz is a professional engineer who crossed over to become a Human Resources (HR) Executive. His passion is in helping people achieve their peak potential.

We have all been at a place where we have put in some extra effort and achieved results. Whether it means staying up late to complete a project or cutting down on expenses to pay off some debt. Eventually, we find ourselves unable to keep up that level of effort at some point. Maintaining the same level of pace, energy, and enthusiasm is extremely challenging. How can we maintain the momentum without driving ourselves over the edge?

We reached out to Omer Aziz, a human resources executive, for some tips.

Q1: What started the momentum for you and how do you maintain it consistently to achieve results?

The momentum is a great question. One of the things if you ask anyone close to me including my wife is when it comes to taking action, I am not known for being one of those people who takes action right away. It almost looks like I am procrastinating.

Quite frankly, it is not that I am procrastinating. It is that I like thinking. What has helped me from building a momentum perspective is Strong Moments.

I try everyday now. It used to be 2 to 3 times a week. Everyday at the end of the day, I send myself an email – subject is strong moments with that date. I’ll list every day that was a strong moment for me for something. Either it could be an interaction with someone where we exchanged an idea, sitting here right now exploring the depth of my own thinking, and everything I can remember. Usually I have about 10 to 12 strong moments I can recall a day. When you review these strong moments at the end of the week, just the act of reviewing them builds momentum.

For me, momentum comes from very small doses. A strong moment that took 10 seconds to happen that day. So strong moments don’t take long, they are just strong. When you review strong moments, you become strong again and that is momentum.

Q2: Do you fear that your momentum will eventually stop?

No, I have no fear of that. I have no fear of that because of strong moments. They just don’t stop. The better you get at detecting them; the more you will start to see the beauty of it. Again, strong moments don’t have to be big. You don’t have to find the 5 lb or 10 lb or 50 kg of strong moments. You can have a wisp of strong moment and as long as you can detect it, you are enhancing the quality of your life. Do I have fears of unexpected events, of course! Do I have fears my momentum will stop? Absolutely not.

Q3: What is your biggest fear right now?

My biggest fear is that the the being and happiness of everyone I love won’t be achieved at its full peak or potential. That is my biggest fear.

Q4: Do you think there is something you can do to alleviate that fear?

Well, this is one of those things where you always have the intent to be the best person you want to be. God knows we are human; because there is this fear of the well being of my loved ones but I might say something thoughtless or insensitive that adversely affect their wellbeing. Is there something I can do about that? Yes, it is me continuing striving to be the best person, the best version that I can be.\

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