Insight vs follow through
As I reflect on the changing of calenders, the different nature of moment and momentum comes to mind. Do important things happen because we have a sudden insight, or do they happen because we get going and stay moving in the right direction?
The idea or inspirational thought that invokes change in our lives is important – but is it most important?
The work of getting things done is also important – the long string of success made up of a series of small successes – all leading in the same direction. But is it most important?
Which means more, inspiration or perspiration?
Shared roots, shared importance
Interestingly enough, we think of a moment as the shortest segment of that movement – the significant brief section of time when something momentous happens.
When looking at momentum though, we follow the concept that an object in motion will stay in motion – over time.
Perhaps they complement each other…
What happens without a trigger event?
Without a trigger, the idea never gets recorded, the concept left ignored, the article (like this one) remains unwritten.
But just as surely, what happens without effort?
A string of incomplete responses.
Without effort, the groundbreaking invention stays on the drawing board, the organization fades away, the successful web site remains a dream.
Does anybody really know what time it is?
And aside from being a great Chicago tune, it brings us back to the one concept that both words relate to: time.
Where you are does depend on where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing – the perspiration, but you have to live in the moment – the inspiration, because you can’t live in any other time.
Time – that’s the really important thing to remember.
What are you working on this year?