Stay in Motion

Key Takeaways

  • Success isn’t instantaneous.
  • If you have a goal you want to reach, start taking action.
  • Once you start, don’t stop – stay in motion!

Stay in motion. This is something Lee Brower, a coach at The Strategic Coach® Program has said. Staying in motion means staying in an action mode and it’s the key to improving in life.

Greek philosopher Demosthenes is a perfect example of this. He had a speech impediment, but he wanted to become a great orator. He practiced and challenged himself in multiple ways to achieve this goal. He put marbles in his mouth and tried to speak clearly. He shaved half his head so that he was forced to stay indoors and practice. He spoke into the wind and practiced speeches while running. The result? He became a phenomenal speaker. This took a lot of action on his part.

Many times in life, when we’re trying to do something, we just need to get started. Put things in motion. Then we need to continue taking action if we want to succeed. When we look at successful people, we tend to only see the fruits of their efforts. They appear to be “instant successes” – after 20 years of trying, that is! We don’t see what they looked like at the start, and we don’t see all the action they took up to that point of success.

Why is this important? Because it doesn’t matter where you are in life – no matter what age you are, staying in motion is exciting. Seeing and experiencing new things is what keeps us alive. Continue taking action, no matter what your goal might be, whether it’s becoming a yoga instructor at 67, an author at 75, a sculptor at 88, or any other possible goal you might have.

Staying in action, staying in motion, continuing to work toward a goal, and improving over time – these are the things that help us enjoy life as we smell the roses along the way. Until next time, enjoy.


If you’d like to read more on this topic, here are a few of our past Coyle Blog posts that you might enjoy:

Staying in Motion Creates Progress & Progress Helps Us Gain Wisdom

Living a Long, Fruitful Life



Gary Klaben serves as a Financial Advisor, and visionary for Coyle Financial Counsel. He has over 30 years of experience and is the author of Changing the Conversation, Wealth of Everything and co-author of The Business BattlefieldWhether advising his clients, mentoring his team, or coaching entrepreneurs, he is always simplifying complexity and motivating others to take the next action that’s right for them.

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