Newton's Third Law

posted Mar 8, 2020, 9:57 AM by David Alan Binder

Newton's Third Law


Quick off the top of your head:  What is Newton's Third Law?


When I decided to write about this I really thought it was his first or second law, let alone the third one.  Especially since this law is extremely important and I suppose in the scheme of things just being third does not make it unimportant.  It is just one of a string of important laws.


Sort of like children, our third one is just as important as any of them and the others are all very important as well.


Newton's Third Law is this "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The third law is also known as the law of action and reaction."


How does this apply to you in the present day?  I am extrapolating this law to apply in other ways other than motion although our motion is absolutely required in this experiment.


As writers (there is no such thing as an aspiring writer, you either are or you aren't).  Also, as people and when attempting to reach any goal or achievement or plateau, the goal, achievement or plateau to which we attempt stands by itself and alone.  This goal does not do itself.  Now you see where I'm going with this.  The goal is a non-entity and does not include performance.  It is only when we add action to this formula that a goal is moved towards the proverbial goal line.  Without movement on our part there is no goal.  So we take ourselves and string together those steps to move towards the goal line.  Once we make those moves then steps are made and eventually we will reach that goal.  Hence, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, if we write badly that action moves us further from the goal but there is movement.  If we take that bad writing and improve it then we have movement in the correct direction.  It will take many movements to achieve that goal and that is okay.  It is the same movement that thousands, nay, millions of other writers take and their achievements are on display in many bookstores and libraries and on the internet. 


Take action so that you have reaction to reach your goals.  It is that simple.


Also here is some additional information from NASA this law we are discussing was written by Sir Isaac Newton when he first presented his three laws of motion in the "Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis" in 1686.


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