Inertia as a first step

Much is spoken about
“Hitting the ground running”
But in earnest,
Changing any part of your life
Demands patience.
We can’t always move
At the pace of our ambition,
And despite our best efforts
To never be slow,
Many a great thing
Started slowly.
Inertia is the first step of motion,
It’s the feeling of knowing there’s
A race to be run
But not quite having
The strength in your legs
The breath in your lungs
Or the stamina of spirit
To get things going
Just yet.
Accept it.
Don’t berate yourself over it:
Though for now it is imperceptible-
You are moving
Albeit slowly,
You are rising to the occasion.

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