An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Newton’s First Law of Motion can teach us a lot about our habits and thought life.
Another way of defining this law is: An object will keep doing what it’s doing if left alone.
Aren’t we all the same way?
- I would eat cheeseburgers everyday if left alone.
- I would be a negative person if left alone.
- I would still be scared of my own shadow if left alone.
Wallowing in the past and running toward destruction are both unhealthy responses that lead to nowhere.
Why is it so hard to get unstuck?
Why is it so hard to go in a different direction?
Newton’s Laws of Motion talk about much more than physics.
- Stepping on the scale again was my unbalanced force.
- Missing out on deeper, more meaningful relationships was my unbalanced force.
- Waking up at 24 and having a mile long wish list of dreams was my unbalanced force.
Imagine a game of pool.
Nothing would change if the cue ball (the unbalanced force) didn’t crash into the other balls.
The best way to get moving again or to change directions is to be hit with an unbalanced force.
Change is scary, but staying stuck is even scarier.
And to think no one likes physics…