Have you ever been stuck in a state of inertia?
The dictionary defines inertia as “a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.” It’s easy sometimes to be set in our ways, to balk at change, to stop moving forward (maybe even give up?) To do nothing.
During a recent visit to Chincoteague Island my brother & I encountered a number of majestic blue herons. Fascinating how blue herons (& egrets) can stand perfectly still for long stretches of time.
Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” When we’re stuck in a state of inertia sometimes the hardest thing we can do is take that first step, but as we break the constraints of inertia the next step might not be (quite) so hard.
That’s the key to overcoming inertia: taking small steps until soon we find we’re making bigger steps infused with forward momentum.
Sure, there might be setbacks, challenges (a few mountains & turbulent seas to cross) but if we keep on going, moving and trying…
grace, peace & inertia-busters
Virginia : )
“Inertia is the death of creativity.” Austin Kleon