The Physics Behind GoalsJun 17, 2022
In college I took a class called Physics for Poets to fulfill my science university requirement. To say I was bad at science back then (and math if I'm being completely honest) is an understatement. My mind just didn't work in that direction.
But of course our minds change. Lately, much to my younger self's surprise, I've been thinking a lot about physics. Specifically, the physics behind goals.
Sir Isaac Newton's first law of motion states:
A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.
Newton's first law simply means that things can't stop, start, or change direction on their own. It takes some sort of force to move something.
In other words, once you get the ball rolling it will keep rolling until you do something to stop it.
It takes a positive energy source to put goals into motion. Once they're in motion they will stay in motion until a negative energy source (internal or external) impedes them.
Any goal you set is achievable. The elements that go into achieving something are the same for everyone - time, effort, patience. After you get these elements moving, Newton's first law will take it from there.
Let the physics behind goals work for you.
My Physics for Poets professor would be so proud!
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