Gravity is massively underrated.
We take it for granted, as we well should. It doesn’t give us any reason not to. We don’t encounter situations where it varies from our expectation.
Gravity’s consistency makes life easier because we build it into our model of life. We don’t have to worry “Will gravity be working today when I to head into town?”
It’s defined by its consistency. It’s always on.
When we do our work, when we live our lives, we can choose, to be more like gravity.
This doesn’t mean that we become unchanging robots – but that we understand the power of consistency. It’s knowing that the “always on” aspects of ourselves define us.
It’s our consistent action, traits and behaviours which make us who we are.
No one remembers occasional brilliance when it’s wrapped in the behaviour of a consistent arsehole.
Understanding that we’re defined by our most consistent qualities can be a powerful focussing force. Like gravity, it can help to keep our feet on the ground.