|Sir Isaac Newton|
Newton's third law explains the mechanics behind the successful movement of the human body both physically and mentally. This law recognizes the coexistence and cooperation of opposing forces. This law states: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to that of the first body. In summary, this law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
For every thought considered another appears which is counteractive. Choosing which thought to act upon paralyses most people. Most times they look outside of themselves for answers. Here we see the second law (teamwork) being applied. Based on the advice received, the first law (continue in the same state or take action) will be applied. Most people hold themselves back due to their ignorance of the existence of these laws. These laws are called the 'whys' to success and are mistaken for the 'whats'. "To be successful what must I do?" many ask. In search of answer to this question many purchase or borrow books, but quit reading after completing only two or three chapters. They enrol in school and take classes, only to end up deeper in debt and depression.
The search for success and life's meaning isn't restricted to those who are lacking. The new testament chronicles the life of a rich young ruler who came to Christ asking the same question many are asking today, "How can I find true success and fulfilment?" (Mark 10:17-27). Looking at him with compassion Jesus realized he was more consumed with 'taking' than with 'giving'. "Sell what you have and give to the poor," Jesus told him. Shocked and disappointed he turned and walked away.
'What can I do for others?' is the question that everyone seeking success in life should be asking. Reciprocity reflects Newtons third law. To receive something you must be willing to give in return. In the human body, in order for the red blood cells to receive oxygen it must be willing to give up carbon dioxide. If this process is broken the body becomes toxic and dies. There has to be a trade. You don't have to be a millionaire to begin the process of giving to be successful. You can give of your time as I do with seventh and eighth graders. You can also give of your knowledge as Dr. Diane Thompson through her blog and radio program: (http://drdianethompson.com). Others do it in an art form as Marlon Ming (www.marlonming.com).
Newton's Third Law warns of the setbacks and struggles we all have to overcome. However, application of these three laws of Newton have taken us all a long way. Your reasons to succeed is the fuel that will take you to your greatest achievements and its force must be greater than that which keeps you settled and content with your present situation.
Are you satisfied with your current situation? If yes congratulations. If no - make a list of reasons why you are not. Now turn these into your 'whys' or your fuel to move forward.
Seek advice from individuals who are willing to help you. However, if the answers make you uncomfortable adjust your internal thermostat so you can go to the next level. Don't be like the rich young ruler.
There will be obstacles along the way. Prepare to meet them. To orbit in space a rocket has to breakaway from the force of gravity that is pulling it back to earth.
Remember in all things I pray that you may prosper and be in good health.