Overcome Inertia by Taking Action by Lisa Guyman
Overcoming Inertia: Generate Energy by Taking Action by Lisa Guyman – July 2014 Newsletter
Do you, like many others, have an interest, activity, creative project or a shift in your life to make ….yet it keeps getting pushed to the future? It could be painting, writing a book, starting a side business, playing music, sewing, volunteering, carpentry, photography, yoga, dance, clearing clutter, moving, taking a trip, etc.
You may feel that you don’t have the time, the energy, or you don’t have the internal or external resources. And, yes, all of these can have a bearing on us, however I think the biggest issue is often getting started. If we don’t take stock in our lives we can end up doing the same thing day in and day out and this can leave us feeling quite stagnant. Someone said to me once that while a certain project might take two years the time is going to pass anyway…so why not get started and in two years you can look back at the progress?
If we contemplate, prioritize and get started (sit down, show up, get into action) we often can find that the ‘doing’ is enjoyable and energizing and empowering. If, instead, we wait for a surge of energy or some great inspiration to hit us first, we may wait a long, long time.
But, if we get started right where we are (even if we are feeling out of sorts) we often find our energy begins to flow. And when we engage in an activity (or start moving toward something) that hits home for us – time can stop. Life energy flows. We discover that the energy IS, the inspiration IS there, the desire IS there, the time IS there, and the ability IS there.
So take stock of what ideas/interests/projects/longings/passions have been collecting dust. And then make a commitment to start with one of those items. You may find as I have that once you get started a whole new world opens up. We just don’t know how much energy we have until we tap into it! Don’t you owe it to yourself to find out?
Wishing you splashy summer!