The physics of productivity: Newton’s laws for getting stuff done

The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws for getting stuff done

Most people don’t know that Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion can be used as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity. This article by James Clear shows you how you can use the three laws of motion to kick-start, retain, and grow the habits that you have always wanted.

Here’s the Three laws of motion by Sir Isaac Newton:

1.) An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

– You need to get started no matter what, and temptation to procrastinate is the opposing force in this context. Once you have built momentum, its going to be hard for you to stop !

2.) Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object).

– In order to move/accelerate an object, you need to apply force. If you focus your force on moving a object, you get to achieve acceleration much easier than if you were to apply the force at different directions. Stay FOCUSSED !

3.) For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

– Everytime when we try doing something positive, there will always be opposing negative forces stopping us. In order to move forward, we can either apply more positive forces, or we can eliminate some of the negative forces. Remember the first law? Once the momentum is built up, you can be UNSTOPPABLE !

Here is the link to James Clear’s article on how one can use the Newton’s three laws of motion to improve efficiency and productivity

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