In1687, Sir Isaac Newton wrote The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and changed the way the world
Newton’s first law of motion
“An object will remain at rest or in a uniform state of motion unless that state is changed by an external force.”
Motivational takeaway: If you want to change the way things are, you need to apply force (effort) to the situation to change it. Otherwise, things will never change.
Newton’s second law of motion
“The time rate of change of the momentum of a body is equal in both magnitude and direction to the force imposed on it.”
Motivational takeaway: Focus is everything. If you work on two things, it will take twice as long to succeed as if you work on one thing. If you work twice as hard on something, you’ll get to where you want to go twice as fast.
Newton’s third law of motion
For every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Motivational takeaway: We should not see opposition as a deterrent. In fact, the more opposition we encounter, the more sure we can be that we are making a difference in the world.