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Eventually he’d be “welcomed” into the acceptable fold of academia as a professor at both Oxford and Cambridge. But perhaps his greatest contribution stems from his wonder of watching an apple in his mother’s garden fall to the ground. Eventually he would test, experiment and formulate this simple event into what has now become known as Newton’s first law of motion.

An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

Lots to be learned from this fellow, but in terms of starting I think his first law has this to offer. We never start without some “unbalanced force” to disrupt, disturb our comfortable position of rest. If starting is a personal choice born only in the moment, how or can we foster these "unbalanced forces” to prime our starts? Before the “how or what” of “unbalanced forces” that precede all starts (for a start is a change in direction, a motion) we need to acknowledge that all starts disrupt our peaceful, comfortable state of rest. If you value peace, comfort and rest more than what a change in motion might lead to you need not worry about starting. All starting is disruptive and uncomfortable.