Use Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion to Boost Your Motivation

It turns out that much of our burnout can be explained by centuries-old theories

Michelle Loucadoux
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6 min readSep 16, 2021

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In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton wrote The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy and changed the way the world would look at gravity for the foreseeable future. He dropped the mic (or in this case, the apple) with his groundbreaking theories on gravity and the laws of motion.

For no apparent reason, I began getting nerdy about physics a few months ago, watching online videos about friction, momentum, and gravity. I didn’t really know what I was looking for…until I found it.

As a parent of a young child who’s working morning, noon, and night to get two businesses up and running, I’m often exhausted and overwhelmed. When I came upon Newton’s three laws of motion, though, I found the motivation I needed to keep working.

While Newton’s three laws of motion apply to the movement of physical objects (pushing a rock up a hill, etc.), I found direct correlations to my starting two businesses. Newton’s laws applied to the relationship between the acceleration of an object and the force applied to it. In my case, the object was my businesses, the force was how much effort I put into them, and the acceleration was how quickly they would gain traction. I…

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Michelle Loucadoux
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Author, educator, and self-improvement nerd. Co-founder of Danscend. My books: shorturl.at/lrtOV My email: Loucadouxmichelle@gmail.com