Overcoming Momentum

Newton’s Third Law tells us that an object at motion tends to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Likewise, an object at rest tends to remain at rest unless also acted upon by an outside force.

He might as well have been talking about people.

Newton’s Third Law tells us that an object at motion tends to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Likewise, an object at rest tends to remain at rest unless also acted upon by an outside force.

Newton was talking about literal objects, but he might as well have been talking about people.

In our lives, we seem to have a certain amount of momentum in our habits, and it’s overcoming that momentum that we all need to do in order to get our crap together.

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It’s Not The Lofty Goals That Will Change Things, It’s Changing One Habit

Once upon a time, I was the kind of person I didn’t like very much. I was lazy, expecting the world to fall down in front of me despite doing nothing at all to deserve it, and I had a real problem with acknowledging my own screwups.

That last one shouldn’t have been a thing, either, simply because I had so many screwups, I should have been well-practiced in admitting them. But no. I wasn’t.

Then my son was born. Looking down on him, I realized that it was time to get my crap in order. I couldn’t afford to screw up the rest of my life because it was screw upĀ his life too. It’s one thing to sabotage myself, but doing it to another who had no choice in the matter? No, I couldn’t do it.

So that meant it was time to figure out what I wanted out of life. What I wanted to be when I finally grew up….even though I was 28-years-old.

To be sure, I had these lofty ambitions start to form, but things didn’t change. The reason? You have to start small. You have to change the habits.

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