Escaping my laziness gravity

May 23, 2015

“The hardest part of writing is sitting down to write.”
– Steven Pressfield

The hardest part of washing dishes is going to the sink to wash dishes.
Once there, it takes same energy to wash one or twenty dishes.

The hardest part of grocery shopping is going to the grocery store.
Once there, it takes same energy to buy one apple or a whole bunch of stuff.

A rocket needs to travel at 11km/second to escape earth’s gravity.
Anything less and it falls back to the ground, like a rock thrown into the air. That’s why so much fuel is used during liftoff. Once in space, minimal energy to travel farther.

Rockets need massive fuel to escape earth’s gravity.

Isaac Newton knew this.
“An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force.
An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”

– Newton’s First Law

Humans need massive motivation to escape our laziness gravity.
And our motivation tanks need to be refilled.
Continuously. Like rechargeable batteries.

Zig Ziglar knew this.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.”

How do I refill my tanks?
Coffee. Tea. Raw cacao hot chocolate. A piece of fruit.
Sometimes I listen to Les Brown or Zig Ziglar on youtube.
Or Michael Jordan’s hall of fame speech.
Or watch a favorite movie like Back to The Future.
Blast some 90s rap.
Read The War of Art.
And picture Resistance as the Devil holding me back.
Talk out loud to myself. Or write in a journal.
Remember people I don’t like. And wanting to prove them wrong.
Hop up and down. Clap my hands hard & fast.
Or cold showers. A hot sauna.
It takes effort.

Because I will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force.