Initiative v. Inertia

Inertia hides behind everyday habits.  In the midst of a busy day, inertia finds comfort in doing what’s familiar.  It knows how to conceal initiative.  Inertia struggles with change, but admires sameness.  Why risk the unknown when you can count on the same results?  Inertia also struggles with January because of all the anticipation for the new year.  It prefers that you remain stuck in a rut dug by predictability.


Striking sophistication informs this fresh take on the tunic sweater, slit at one side and knit from a luscious blend of wool and cashmere. Reiss.
Overcoming inertia—a routine that’s resistance to change—requires unwavering devotion to your goal of transformation.  Inertia resists ambition, so commit to your New Year’s resolution to let the universe know that you’re ready for the challenge ahead.  Be resolute in your actions to disrupt the pattern that keeps you boxed in between hesitation and fear.  And be prepared to trounce doubt when it shows up just as you’re making progress.
Initiate your strategy for success with a mindfulness practice that promotes luminous well-being.  Foster the purposeful energy that drives you forward.  Be receptive to advice from a role model, and welcome supportive people into your life.  Moreover, offer to help someone achieve their resolution and you’ll minimize uncertainty about attaining your goal.

In the fight between initiative and inertia, place your bet on initiative, the champion of dreams.

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