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Monday, June 24, 2013

The Grip Of Inertia

Lazy is not a word anyone has ever used to describe me. Still, inertia is a frequent if unwelcome companion of mine. How much does inertia intrude on your life?

For me, this close relative of laziness is insidious. I usually know when I'm being lazy but days can go by before I recognize inertia has had me in its grip. It's a toxic recipe - finite time + hard to detect inertia = lost productivity. Even if I'm not (necessarily) procrastinating, somehow not much of note gets accomplished. Then presto - a lot more time has gone by.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." That ancient maxim has given me inspiration many times when I've found myself hobbled by inertia. I start; I feel better. And if that doesn't work I may try using a question from Stephen Covey's book "First Things First": "Is this the best use of my time this moment?" Doesn't work every time but what method does? How do you escape inertia's grip?


  1. Inertia prevented me from posting this sooner

  2. true love is hard to find,come rain or come shine.I can't stand the rain. I feel the same waiting on a sunny day.A woman knows how forever feels; I heard it in a love song. HELP!! What now my love? Show me a sign. All this time we'll be together. Life is good

  3. Inertia is but resistance’s sapid face.