Physics to Finish

She’s in motion past her opponent to the hoop and with the right amount of force to ball spin and placement, she delivers.

According to author and speaker James Clear, “Newton’s laws of motion reveal insights that tell you pretty much everything you need to know about how to be productive.” Here’s the gist and for more examples, see his full article cited below.

Get Started! Just get going and stay in motion vs. procrastinate because objects in motion tend to stay in motion.  Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force. (i.e. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest.)

It’s not only about how hard you work. It’s also about where you apply your limited amount of force. Newton’s Second Law of Motion: F=ma. The vector sum of the forces on an object is equal to the mass of that object multiplied by the acceleration vector of the object. (i.e. Force equals mass times acceleration.)

Your productivity is a balance of opposing forces and if you remove some obvious opposing forces, you’ll be more productive for the longer run. Newton’s Third Law of Motion: 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. (i.e. Equal and opposite forces.)

The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done