By Aline Holzwarth When Isaac Newton put forth the three laws of motion more than three hundred years ago, he did something radical. It wasn’t his theories or the computations behind them that were so…
Humans are creatures of least resistance.
The status quo is a powerful force in human behavior, directly analogous to the inertia described by Newton’s first law of motion: force is necessary for a change in motion to occur.
So much of our behavior runs on autopilot that it takes a significant degree of effort to take simple actions outside of our normal routine — even when we have the best of intentions for changing our behavior.