“We do not appreciate inertia’s power over us.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, American leadership coach and author
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Inertia is the tendency to do nothing or remain unchanged. With the social distancing, stay-at-home guidelines and other efforts to fight COVID-19, our world and our lives slowed down considerably.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Consider your vocational efforts, eating habits, sleep schedule, and level of exercise as places to look. Where in these and other important areas of life have you progressed, stayed about the same, or let the power of inertia have its way with you?
Where and in what ways can and will you break free of this force so that you can soar even higher and farther?
“Take a massive baby step.”
—Liz Wiseman, Author Of Multipliers
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There is something about oxymorons – such as the one presented in today’s quote – that appeals to me. A few that always get me thinking are:
- Awful Good
- Crash Landing
- Original Copy
- Student Teacher
- Working Vacation
And of course, my favorite: JUMBO SHRIMP.
Placing these contrary terms next to one another causes me to ponder life’s inherent conflicts and incongruities.
As a coach, I often encourage my clients to take the first steps toward their goals and objectives. Once they overcome inertia, the momentum of the first baby steps often lead to the next and then the next.
What area of your personal or professional life might call for a massive baby step?
What might life look like from where you stand once you do?
Consider seeking the help of a close friend, family member, mentor, or coach for added support.