The Power of Inertia: Why We Resist Change and How to Overcome It

In her podcast, Monique de Maio discusses the power of inertia and how it can prevent us from making positive changes in our lives. She argues that inertia is the force that keeps us doing things the way we’ve always done them, even when those things aren’t working for us. This can be seen in our personal lives, our work lives, and even our society as a whole.

De Maio identifies fear as the main reason why we resist change. We’re afraid of the unknown, of making mistakes, of failing. We’re also afraid of losing what we have, even if it’s not making us happy.

But as de Maio points out, fear is often irrational. Just because something is new doesn’t mean it’s bad. And just because we’ve always done something a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the best way.

The key to overcoming inertia is to be willing to step outside of our comfort zone and try something new. We need to be open to the possibility that change can be good, even if it’s scary.

Monique offers some tips for overcoming inertia, such as:

  • Challenge your assumptions:  When you’re faced with a change, ask yourself why you’re resisting it. What are you afraid of? Are your assumptions about the change accurate?
  • Think about the benefits of change: What could you gain by making a change? How could your life be better?
  • Take small steps: Don’t try to change everything at once. Start with small, manageable changes that you can build on over time.
  • Find a support system: Talk to friends, family, or a therapist about your fears and doubts. Having someone to support you can make it easier to make changes.

Change can be difficult, but it’s often necessary for growth and improvement. By overcoming inertia, we can open ourselves up to new possibilities and create a better future for ourselves.

Overcoming inertia is not easy, but it is possible. By following these tips, you can learn to embrace change and create a better future for yourself.

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