Why We Resist Positive Change -Mental Model 065

Inertia

The resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion; this includes changes to its speed, direction or state of rest.

 

Inertia Example:

When we want to change a habit, such as eating ice-cream before bed, it’s difficult when that pattern of behaviour has been ingrained through repetition.

 

Being aware of inertia reminds us to ask ourselves the question, “Are we doing something simply because we have always done it? Or because it’s the best thing to be doing?”

 

Wisdom:

“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.” ― Mark Twain

Read more:

> Inertia on Wikipedia.