Newton’s Laws of Motion: The Inseparable Relationship between Physics & Productivity
In 1642, a small child name Isaac Newton was born prematurely three months after his father passed away. When Newton was three, his mother left him in the care of his grandmother to remarry and live with her new husband.
The young Isaac disliked his step-father and resented his mother for marrying him, but fortunately, this didn’t stop him from carrying on with his life and eventually creating an enormous impact on the world.
His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy in English), first published in 1687, laid the foundation for what we know as modern physics today.
Out of the many discoveries and theories in his book, the laws of motion are what stood out the most to me. Although I’m passionate about learning physics, I couldn’t see myself ever coming close to being a physicist in my lifetime. However, what fascinated me the most about Newton’s Laws of Motion was how they integrate perfectly in the context of productivity.
Newton’s Laws of Motion doesn’t only explain how classical mechanisms work; it also shows us how productivity works, how to get things done, and why we procrastinate.