Summer with a sprinkle of Physics
Why take the first step? It takes more energy to get a stationary object moving than it does to change the direction of an object in motion.
We’re going to get a little science-y today. I promise no pop quiz or test.
It’s summer and I remember when I was a kid on summer break (and yet too young to have a summer job.)
The lazy long hot summer days. Bike riding, swimming. Running around and playing with whomever was out in the neighborhood.
Skinning knees. Sunburn. Mosquitos. Lightening bugs. Heat melting your skin off your bones. Kool-aid and hotdogs. Family parties in the backyard. Imagination.
These were the days with one corded telephone, no call waiting, no internet, no VHS or DVD’s, a handful of TV channels that you changed manually, the bunny ears antenna to shift to make the reception clear.
Late in the evening/early morning, TV stations went off air and ran a test pattern until the national anthem came on to start the broadcast day.
Sometimes, often rainy days with nothing to do, there was boredom.
And lots of inertia.
In Physics, inertia is the inclination for things to stay the way they are.
“Law of inertia, also called Newton’s first law, postulate in physics that, if a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by a force,” according to Britannica.
For example, if you throw a ball, it will go in the same direction unless some external force, like a bat, changes its direction.
Another law of inertia that applies to change is this: it takes more energy to get a stationary object moving than it does to change the direction of an object in motion.
You have to work harder to get a ball in the air than to change the direction of a moving ball.
Okay, you might be asking, “Lois, so what’s your point. Why are you talking about this today?”
If you are a new woman coach, stuck and want to get moving and get your business off the ground- get it started and set up for success, then I would like you to take a step forward.
Hop on a call with me, get your new coaching business moving (and keep the momentum going).
I’m ready to help you:)