Isaac Newton propounded the First Law of Motion, sometimes referred to as the law of inertia, which states that bodies will continue in their current state - a body at rest tends to remain at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion - until acted upon by a greater outside force. There is also the law of human inertia.

Yes, as applied to humans, it means that a person will continue to do what he has been doing, continue to live the lifestyle he has been living, or maintain the attitudes he has been having, unless there is a reason and drive to change for the better.

Persons who have overcome the law of human inertia are far fewer than those who have not yet done so. They are the millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs, successful professionals, and all people everywhere in the world who have made a mark in various fields of human endeavour.

As growing up children, we formed our opinions, views, beliefs, attitudes and habits through the influence of parents, peers, environment, the media, and so on. In most cases, these inputs were limiting, our faults were emphasized, and we were made to see that success, money, etc, were very difficult to come by. These limiting mental pictures put our lives on a trajectory of averageness in everything.

That’s why you see many people, though dissatisfied with the outcomes of their lives, yet continue along the old paths of if-I-can-only-eat, ordinary accomplishments, and not-too-good results, because they’ve been held back by old beliefs and attitudes.

Isn’t there a solution? The way out of this restrictive life route is inspiration. R. Kay Green, writes that when we take inspiration into account, what really inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things with their lives.

Something provided a strong enough reason or drive that caused something inside of them to awaken. To Nelson Mandela it was the apartheid policy of racial discrimination against black South Africans, to Mother Teresa, it was the suffering of the sick.

Richard Brandson was inspired by what Steve Jobs once said: "The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." Brandson founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.

Dr. David Oyedepo was inspired by the spiritual suffering and bastardization of people he saw in an 18-hour vision. He says, “Our lives cannot matter more than we are stirred up.”

There is a greatness inside you that needs to be awakened. In the words of Zig Ziglar, You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” The Law of Inspiration is the higher principle that overcomes the Law of Human Inertia.

4 Tips to Draw Sustained Inspiration to Do Great Things

(1) Locate the human or societal problem that maximally burdens you. What solution are you passionate to provide? What question do you have strong desire to answer for people? If you locate that human need, it will stir you up to act. Edgar Roberts asserts that, Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and a definite resolution to do.”

(2) Engage your imagination: Your mind is private to you. Feel free to engage it in fertile imaginations of scaling mountains and flying over great heights in specific areas of your passion. This will refresh your heart and find all the necessary connections.

Imagination is not necessarily logical, linear thinking, of moving from point A to point B. In imagination, you use your right brain, not your left brain. Ecclesiaistes 10:2 says that “a wise man’s heart is at his right hand.” A wise man knows how to engage his right brain to produce creative and innovative solutions.

(3) Read and watch biographies of inspiring people. Accounts and stories of people who faced all kinds of difficulties and challenges, and summoned courage to overcome them in doing something to better humanity, will continue to be a source of inspiration both to us and those who will come after us.

What I have to add here is that bursts of inspiration may not go on for a very long time. You need to sustain them by immediate marriage to action.

(4) Meditate on the Bible: Inspiration simply means “in spirit”. The Bible is totally inspired. Holy men of God spoke as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit, 2 Peter 1:21. I tell you something. A lot of the topics I write on come to me as I meditate on the Word or while in church service. In meditation your spirit is really quickened.

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