I’m all about that spiritual life. You may know that sometimes I talk about quantum mechanics, good vibrations, and all that fun metaphysical and spiritual stuff. But today, I want to talk about basic science.
Because inertia is keeping you from reaching success.
Remember inertia from Newton’s First Law of Motion? I’ll spare you the science lesson, but to sum it up: an object at rest tends to stay at rest.
Or on the couch. . . binge-watching Netflix, episode after episode because it’s easier to tap “Next Episode” than it is to get off the couch and face whatever needs to be faced.
Or it’s easier to stay too busy to go to the gym or go to that yoga class because, honestly, it’s easier than taking action when you know it will be uncomfortable for a while.
Oh, you know what I’m talking about right?
When you get in a rut, or in a funk, or that Seasonal Affective Disorder has you down and you find yourself not doing much. And when you do finally try to do something, you feel heavy and movement is HARD. That stagnation that you’re feeling is inertia.
The more you sit, the more you want to sit.
The more things you avoid, the more things (and people and situations) you want to avoid.
Now, I’m not saying that you don’t deserve a good Netflix binge every long once in awhile. Everyone needs a break sometimes! But if you want to reach your goals, you have to MOVE TOWARD YOUR GOALS. No one can do that for you. You have to take a step toward success for success to take a step towards you.
So inertia isn’t our favorite when it comes to reaching our goals. But science has some good news for us too. Let’s talk about momentum, Baby.
The smarty pants way of talking about it would be to address the mass and velocity increasing an object’s motion, but instead, let’s just think about downhill skiing.
You’re skiing downhill and you start going faster and faster. Not out of control, but virtually flying — powered by your own momentum. Or when you were little and pumped your little legs on the swings, it started off difficult but got easier and easier as you propelled yourself toward the sky.
Whether skiing, swinging, or running towards your goals, it takes power and effort to get moving but then it gets easier.
Momentum comes when you start taking action. The action builds and it gets easier because it feels like your goals are carrying you toward the finish line.
Fortune favors the bold. . . and success favors momentum.
You can be carried forward by your morning routines, your daily habits, your circle of friends, your business network, and your mentors.
Use momentum in your favor and let science help you reach success, Hotshot!