Everything flows from attitude.  It is the singular trait that determines what a man will make of his life. It is the one thing we can control, regardless of our circumstances.

Our attitudes are the result of years and years of our behavioral inertia.  A workout regimen for a couch potato rarely lasts when it demands they work out 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week.  It’s better for the couch potato to park farther away from the door, walk more during their lunch break, or substitute seltzer for soda.  These incremental changes have more stickiness than a January 1st declaration.

If we want to change ourselves for the better, and if we have the maturity to accept the fact that there is no quick fix, no easy answer and no easy solution, it is imperative to take small steps daily and weekly to set in place a positive inertia upon which we can build.

Like Ben Franklin said:

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Takeaway:  Personal inertia is nearly impossible to change.  The only way to actively manage your personal inertia is via habitual introspection and constant, steady action.

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