It is easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy.
Going from an unhealthy state to a healthy one requires immense effort, dedication, and discipline.
Staying healthy requires the same, but with one major difference.
The transition from an unhealthy state to a healthy one also requires us to overcome inertia in a way that staying healthy does not.
Inertia keeps us stuck.
It makes it difficult for us to get started in a new direction.
Overcoming inertia can be beyond challenging without the proper motivation.
And our motivation must not only get us started, but it also has to keep us going until we gain momentum.
Even with motivation and momentum, drastic changes are not easy, but they become easier.
Once we begin making real, observable and measurable progress, all we have to do is to keep going.
This is not without its challenges or setbacks, but it is much easier to keep going than it was to get started.
Once we are on our way, we must be diligent in not allowing ourselves to fall back into the trap that is inertia and begin gaining momentum in the wrong direction.
‘Overcoming Inertia’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life