How To Get Your Life In Motion

    Last week we talked about that “one thing” you want to do, but you’ve been putting off. Why is it that certain things seem to hang over us forever undone?

    We can blame the weight of inertia. It’s just physics. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. The longer you sit on the couch, the easier it is to keep sitting on the couch.

    However, the converse is also true. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. Once you get started with something, it tends to gain momentum and take on a life of its own. Then it pulls you along instead of you trying to drag yourself into it.

    So the key is to get yourself moving. You can get yourself in motion in any number of ways. Even preparation is motion. When you gather resources or make plans you are getting into motion.

    Before that, even research is motion. Through research you find out what is the best way to go about what you want to achieve. When you research you also see others doing what you want to do and that inspires you with the hope of possibility. Research leads to motivation which gets you into motion.

    Gathering social support from a friend, family member, coach or trainer is another great way to get you moving. Talking with someone else about what you want to do gets you in motion. It may lead to an appointment to do it together.

    So, the point is to DO ANYTHING related to that one thing that you’ve been putting off. If you do SOMETHING EVERYDAY related to what you want to grow in your life, you’ll begin to get the ball rolling. You’ll put yourself in motion. Once you put yourself in motion on a daily basis, no matter how small the action or how slow the motion, you will begin to generate momentum that will lead you forward.

    You don’t have to know how something is going to turn out or if you are doing it right, just get yourself in motion and you’ll figure out the rest along the way.

    Enjoy your practice,

    Kevin Schoeninger

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