Open The Door To New Possibilities In Your Life

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Open The Door To New Possibilities In Your Life

Posted 29 Sep 2018

Mind & Body Health

Carol Talbot

Open The Door To New Possibilities In Your Life

Back in the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton put forth a variety of laws that explain why objects move (or don't move) as they do. These three laws have become known as Newton's three laws of motion. If you are not aware of these laws, then allow me to introduce you to Newton’s first law of motion, sometimes referred to as the Law of Inertia.

Simply put, this means that an object or body at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object or body in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction… unless acted upon by a greater outside force.

Every year thousands of people across the globe attend courses and buy books on goal setting, goal getting and personal achievement.  Their goals are often the same ones they made the year prior such as going to the gym more often, reading more books, watching less television, eating healthier foods, meditating every day and taking up yoga. The sad truth is most of us never reach our true potential or put into practice the tools and techniques that we learn.

You and your life are also subject to the law of human inertia: The tendency of people, having once established a life trajectory, to continue on that course unless acted on by a greater force.

Ideally, you are on a path toward your healthiest goals of happiness, love, success and growth. When you are on this path you have the ability to feel joy and to be motivated and inspired with a positive outlook on love and life.

Yet for some people, the path they are on gives them a life that is unsatisfying, unfulfilling and often times lonely. What’s more, these people may feel helpless to change the course of their life and as much as they may want or have tried to, they just can’t seem to alter its trajectory. And the reason that change is so difficult is that first law of human motion. If they’re going to change, they need to apply forces that are greater than the forces currently controlling the direction of their lives.

This is where chaos comes into the equation.

Chaos is disruptive and fuels on change. Chaos could be a financial crash or a physical fall, a relationship that dissolves. In your work life it could be a change in leadership, role or responsibility, or for an organization, it could be economic changes, new competition or a sudden change in consumer behaviour.

Your reality crumbles in some way and a shift occurs.

So the next time it looks like your world is falling apart, remember Newton’s first law of physics! The chaos that feels uncomfortable when you’re ‘in it,’ may be the greater force that is actually opening the door to new possibilities.


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charles_333 says:

9 months 2 weeks ago
Interesting perspective with a positive connotation to 'chaos'. I like it!

Carol_Talbot says:

9 months 2 weeks ago
Thank you Charles.

Claire says:

10 months 1 week ago
Nice blog. I'm always interested to know if the authors of these articles actually put the advice into practice yourself? I would be curious to learn about a situation where you may have applied this concept and its worked to an event or situation in your life? Thank you, Claire

Carol_Talbot says:

10 months 1 week ago
Hello Claire, thanks for taking the time to comment and I totally get your point. I'm a great believer in 'walking the talk' and that does not mean that it is always easy or that life is one long nirvana! One of the reasons I live in the Middle East is actually due to chaos and crisis... which led to a 'sink or swim' decision. I decided to swim and open the door to new possibilities in this part of the world.

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