Steering requires motion

by | May 15, 2019 | Change |

An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

You’ve likely heard it or some variation of Newton’s first law of motion above. You may have also heard one of the spin offs of this law that goes something like:

It is much easier to steer an object in motion than an object at rest

While we have heard these laws before, for many of the perfectionists among us we still want perfection before we start things in motion. We wait, we stay at rest trying to get the direction lined up correctly before moving. Part of the value of the courageous change framework is to help us realise there are things that will always be unknown while we are at rest. Revelation comes only as we move.

Getting moving can be challenging, but change requires it. The good thing is exploration and steering can happen in both the slow and the fast lane; the requirement is movement.

And sometimes, when if we are paralysed, we can flip a coin to get moving.

2 Comments

  1. Jacquie

    I loved this : Revelation comes only as we move.

    Getting moving can be challenging, but change requires it. The good thing is exploration and steering can happen in both the slow and the fast lane; the requirement is movement.

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    • AmosD

      Thanks Jacquie! I’m glad to hear it struck a cord

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