“Protect your downside. The upside will take care of itself. Cut your losses short – and let your profits
run. This takes tremendous discipline.” – Kekichs Credo #13
Read that quote above a couple of times. It always stands out to me because it’s quite true. It’s not just discipline, but much needed momentum that is needed to get serious traction in anything.
When I apply this quote to personal momentum, I see the downside as time I am not being effective, and the upside of when I am being very effective.
I’ve found that interrupting any downside and just resetting things helps keep the upside established. Furthermore, doing things like visually marking off momentum on a calendar makes maintaining the upside much easier.