Overcoming inertia

Sometimes I wonder why it’s so difficult just to get about doing certain things. Posting to this blog, for instance. I’ve had the best intentions, of course, to offer pithy suggestions, ponder some new viewpoint, or stir up my readers to think about things in a different way.

For the past week, though, when I’ve said, “I need to post to my blog,” I haven’t done it.

What’s with that, anyway?

in-er-tia : a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force

Hmm. The “same straight line” of not doing it has resulted in more of itself: still not doing it.

So what has impelled me to overcome that inertia? It’s not a bunch of promises. Nor is it a fresh invigorating attitude. It’s action, my friends. Nothing fancy. Just action.

Profound? Perhaps not.

Easy? Not until it’s done.

Simple? Of course.

Doable? Always.

Until next time,


A little girl faces down fear

Today I saw this clip posted on a friend’s Facebook wall. I had to view it numerous times because it demonstrates so clearly the power of pressing on right through great fear. I hope you will watch it and listen well.

Fear of speaking to an audience does not hold the potential physical risks this child’s activity did. However, if you feel as paralyzed and terrorized by fear as she did, take heart from her example. Learn from her experience.

Focus. Engage. Enlist. Intend. Breathe. Move.

Getting on with it opens the way to feeling free and comfortable — or even thrilled — and your next step will invite even greater freedom.

Yours in fearlessness,