Never ever disturb someone who has momentum. It’s almost as bad as waking a sleepwalker (or so I’ve heard).
Let me explain what I mean with momentum. It’s when you’re in the zone, when you have flow. Everything just works; you run extra fast, lift something heavier than ever before, ideas come popping up, you solve problems that seem destined to be unsolved, you’re the man!
My advice to you is to let yourself, or others, have that moment, to own it. For some people it happens often, for others it’s a rare occurrence. But the thing is, we all desperately need them. It’s when we grow, when we feel proud, when we ourselves, or others, adore us.
The worst thing is to make anyone who have momentum lose focus. In their mind they know they are just about to achieve (to some extent) greatness, and then you come, interrupt them, and it will all come crumbling down. A great moment turned into a letdown, a failure. Picture coding something really complex, lifting very heavy weights, spurting across the road despite the oncoming traffic, having hot steaming sex. You certainly don’t want to break off any of that, now would you?
So, when you feel that it is coming on, or if your spouse, colleague or child are displaying the signs of being super-extra-focused, just go with it! Spoil yourself and everyone around you with a healthy dose of momentum, go carpe diem and just let it evolve!
PS. Apparently, sometimes I seem to be naked when I have momentum… 🙂 DS.