“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.” Isaac Newton’s 1st Law of Motion.
While Newton was referring to the world of physics, he could have also been speaking about the world of human behavior.
Momentum has always played a role in my life. Perhaps in yours as well? Be it accomplishment or stagnation, I will usually continue to produce more of whatever I’m producing. For better or worse, I’ve experienced extended periods of both unparalleled success and indifferent mediocrity.
The challenge has been learning how to use momentum for my own growth and well being. For me, that starts with the self awareness of knowing if I’ve fallen into a place of indifferent mediocrity. If I have, I’ll unknowingly continue to produce more of the same.
Unless I choose not to.
Compassionate self awareness allows me to simply notice where I am without beating myself up for being in a less than optimal place that I know I really don’t want to be in. No matter how many times I find myself there.
Noticing allows me the opportunity to change my stagnant state into one of motion, one of me moving forward, one of me becoming more of what I have been created to become.
Unlike physical objects, I get to shift my momentum in any direction I like.
Sometimes a little shift is all you need to create the momentum to propel you forward.
Life is full of forces which at times can feel like they are actively working against you.
Don’t be one of those forces.
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