Inactivity and Momentum

Inactivity or inertia is not a place you want to be in your life. I say this with extreme fervor because if you allow yourself to stay inert, I feel, you are giving up on your goals.

Of course I sound extreme but if you’re not moving, if you’re not creating some sort of momentum, you are essentially as good as a couch slob.

What’s crazy is that momentum and inactivity are always fighting each other and both are deadly for your own sake.

Deadly

These two polar forces are pulling you to their side. You’ll see that, if you lean towards inactivity, it gets harder and harder to lift a finger to work. In a weird way you’re building a momentum of inactivity when you do nothing. Unlike momentum, this is an easier path.

Momentum works just like inactivity but in a polar opposite state. What’s beautiful about momentum is that once you get going, you GET going and nothing can stop you. However, the biggest issue that differs from inactivity is how difficult it can be to get that momentum started. Unlike inactivity, where doing nothing takes no more than a second of your time, momentum requires a tiny self-push and then another and then another and then another and then another – before you even see the benefits of your activity (momentum).

Momentum requires consistency, self-motivation, tenacity, and the inner drive to push forward. Of course these are just words. So, I think the question is “How?”

“How” do I get started. How do I start moving? What do I do next?

I forgot who said it, but momentum starts with fixing your bed. Yes, something so small as fixing your bed RIGHT when you wake up in the morning.

The idea is to STOP looking at your goals in big chunks and rather start small. You want to write a book? Write one (no more) sentence a day. Those sentences will add and pretty soon you’ll have a book!

Start small.

You want your teeth to get healthier? Just floss ONE TOOTH really, really, well. Then floss TWO teeth the next day, really, really, well.

Repeat.

It’s these small steps that will get you going because momentum doesn’t happen right away. It’s built.

Alright. Fix your bed.

Thank you for you reading.

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  • http://Youtube.com/user/Pokeflirt Michael Vera

    Awesome post !! “Of course I sound extreme but if you’re not moving, if you’re not creating some sort of momentum, you are essentially as good as a couch slob.”

    Totally agree with that. I like your philosophies a lot

    • http://www.gaurano.com/ Jonathan Gaurano

      Thanks Michael. Also, thanks for always reading. I have more to come. It’s going to be great!