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Have you ever found yourself stuck in overthinking, procrastination or not knowing what to do in the first place? Have you tried to be productive and get over with the things you know you need to do?
You probably have but you still wonder, why haven’t I made progress or why does it take me so long to start going?
The secret reason for your progress is bound to the realm of physics. That’s right, your personal development is also dependent of Newton’s First Law. Here it is:
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion at constant velocity unless acted upon by an opposing force.
And the same principle can be found in the example of nations, cultural ideas, and your brain’s neurons.
The things you do every day are influenced by other bodies and forces in your space-time continuum. We’re more like billiard balls bouncing around on the table.
Whether or not any real displacement occurs depends upon one of the body’s own force relative to that of the other body.
Friedrich Nietzsche in his book Will to Power believed that the main driving forces of human behaviors is the will to power – to achieve and strive for a higher position in life.
For Nietzsche, to be strong is to acquire “the orientation of a straight line as against wavelike vacillation (Nietzsche 1994: 270).
This is Newton’s Third Law: “When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.”
That’s some quantum shit…
It means you as a human being are constantly influenced by external objects, your own internal mental states, other people, widespread beliefs, and ideas.
Nevertheless, you can still stay uninfluenced by these things and maintain the direction you were heading towards.
Viktor Frankl is probably the best example for such willpower.
Whether or not you can maintain your free will depends on how aware you are of the influences that are pushing you around and how much willpower you have.
We can see that Newton’s First Law applies to the mental development of humans and it applies to being more productive as well.
The secret to getting things done is using inertia and leveraging momentum.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
We’ve all felt it.
Momentum is the culmination of certain events progressively developing towards something.
You’re always in motion and being influenced by momentum.
Initial momentum gets set off by some form of action – something that puts you into motion.
Momentum applies to your overall success in life as well as to doing a particular task or activity.
Have you ever become completely immersed by something? Suddenly, everything just seems to fall into place and you start seeing things more clearly.
This sudden burst of motivation and insight happens because you got some initial results.
But there’s a way to leverage momentum even without this initial feedback loop.
We can deliberately make ourselves progressively keep on making the same actions by simply taking the first step and initiating motion.
The worst thing we could do is stay motionless. If we’re simply standing there, waiting for the cosmos to drag us in one direction or the other, then we’ll be dragged to pieces.
This is the law of compounding effect: the more you do something the more momentum you’ll gain.
Look at a space shuttle shooting off into space
Einstein called it the 8th wonder of the world and considered it as a universal principle.
So it is with you wanting to be productive.
If you really look at it, then it’s the truth. Although a massive cliche, the Nike slogan is right – Just Do It.
And where does it all start? — It starts with the morning.
So, to not become reactive to random events and hoping that everything will turn out fine, you’d want to have a fully optimized morning routine in place that pushes you in the right direction.
I’ve used these principles discussed here to really improve my productivity and effectiveness. Because of that, I have freedom in my schedule, freedom in peace of mind and freedom in my actions.
If you want to avoid the long and difficult process of learning these tactics yourself, then I highly encourage you to check out my Morning Routine Course!
Originally published at www.siimland.com