Couch potato at rest

Newton’s first law states an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. I may be off on the science, but nonetheless, we all know this principle.

A potato on the couch tends to stay there. Sometimes it even falls between the cushions and isn’t found for weeks. And a potato thrown across the room doesn’t stop without an outside force to stop it, like a wall or eventually gravity and friction.

Can we apply these principles to people, specifically songwriters? In my case the answer is a big Y-E-S. The couch sometimes develops a big old butt-shaped indentation where I become comfortably ensconced, not just at rest, but zoned out, brain dead and lethargic. In physics it’s called inertia. That sounds a lot better than lazy.

Does inertia describe your songwriting? It’s easy to get there and Newton proved that once you’re there, you tend to stay there. Likewise, if you’re moving, you tend to stay moving.

So what does it take to break out of inertia? For me, just knowing that movement creates more movement can sometimes be enough. For example, if I can write even one verse, it spurs me on to continue. And when I complete a song, it motivates me to start another. After writing three songs in a period of 10 days, I’m on a roll.

You may have noticed this in baseball. They call it a streak when the hits are coming and a slump when they’re striking out a lot.

So whether you’re a sports fan or a physics buff, the idea remains – do something, anything, to get your self started and you’ll soon become an object in motion, on your way to becoming a home run hitter and a hit songwriter.

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