"Inertia is like cement. It keeps us stuck in one place, day after day, month after month, year after year. Get out your cosmic chisel and start chipping away! Get off the couch and create the life you want! "
"inertia is like the currents of the Mississippi River. It's a force that ebbs and flows, and if you aren't careful, it can drive your craft in directions you hadn't intended to follow. Captains on the Mississippi, as on any large body of water, must learn the currents, know the capabilities of their vessels, and understand how to steer. They can't change the currents, but they can learn to work with them to minimize the interference and even to use it. "
"Fighting inertia is like breaking a bad habit: it takes time, discipline and
commitment - three things that can get in the way of our to-do lists. It's easier to just going through the motions. And when things don't turn out the way you planned, or you run into unexpected difficulty, you lose momentum and just staying on the couch begins to look pretty good"
"culture can be defined as the sum of individuals' work habits within an organization. Culture is often invisible to the members within the group because it is "the way we do things around here." One implication of culture as a collection of habits and practices is that it has incredible inertia and momentum. Cultural inertia is like a body in motion tending to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted on by an external force."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.