Function Follows Form

Had you ever noticed that if you set things up a certain way you are more apt to do them? We are creatures of inertia. By this I mean that it is easier for us to stay in motion or do the lowest resistance activity in the area or space we are engaged in. If we are sleeping we like to sleep. If we are working we like to work. Perhaps it’s “groove” or being “in the zone”.

If you want to be strategic about how you move, do an out of body exercise for a day and watch how you move. Do you notice that you do things easier that are within reach? Do you find you seem to not be able to get to the next step on a project because of inertia?

Why not use your nature to your advantage. Align with it and manipulate your spaces so you’ll do the next action naturally. Your movement will take you there. Put a book by your bed so you will read. Have your tools laid out so you can work. Place your ironing near the ironing board so you can get started. Whatever it may be, you can structure it so your function follows your form.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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