There must be a lot of people who suffer from inertia; yours truly included. At the mid way point of my life, I am yet to come up with a game plan that effectively mitigates it. Actually, that is not quite right. A game plan is there but this inertia is so advanced and developed that it requires another game plan to execute it! Ultimately, there has to be genuine reason that resonates so perfectly that it can truly displace deep rooted inertia. The reason itself could be the joyously uncomplicated which is intriguingly perplexing. I can recall many such occurrences. It strikes inertia when it least expects it. Ultimately, it depends many aspect of a person’s state of existence. Dislodging this hideous mass has a lot to do with timing. The trigger will only resonate if it cuts across multiple dimensions of pain point accumulating enough momentum to go over the tipping point. That’s the “shock” point; a jolt if you like to the entire system that shakes it all up.
Recently I have injured my right deltoid. Predictably, for a middle aged man it is a rather slow road to recovery. This has been a perfect reason to support and sustain my inertia that has stopped getting to gym. Injured right deltoid does not mean cardio work cannot be achieved. It does not mean glutes cannot be worked. It does not mean that back and the core cannot be worked. Naturally, it took me until today when I finally encountered that moment when the trigger resonated! I got into the Lotus after almost a fortnight of not driving it. As I fell into the seat, strapped myself with the harnesses, I could not help feel that the seat have shrunk ever so slightly… That was it…, that was jolt that resonated. All because I had watched Fiona Bruce interview Lewis Hamilton where Lewis said 1kg extra weight is roughly 0.05 seconds per lap. Over 66 laps that’s almost 3.3 seconds. Now even I know that 3.3 seconds, in motorsport; especially in F1 terms is huge. Being a massive F1 fan and racing enthusiast that was a jolt I needed. End result was that the trigger resonated and inertia dislodged.
That’s a frightening prospect. Imagine the progress humanity would make without this perpetual perplexing inertia.