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Motivation Monday: Newton’s Three Career Laws

Today’s motivation comes from Sir Isaac Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Now wait, before you click away, it relates to your career, really!

(Because I am not a physicist, I relied on Wikipedia and Physics4kids.com to define Newton’s three laws! Gotta love the internet!)

Newton’s First Law

An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion.

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Counteract inertia by taking action. Translation: if you are exploring career options, take action, don’t just think and research. Talk to people.  It is too easy to say “I don’t know what I want to do next.” Just commit to exploring and learning everything you can about ONE occupation. Once you begin learning, the path will become clearer to you!

Newton’s Second Law

The more force, the more acceleration!

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When you get excited about something- a project, a career option, or become a subject matter expert, you’ll find you can gain great momentum in propelling your career!

However, here’s the flip side: The bigger they are the harder they fall!

Counteract this potential disaster by adding new skills to your portfolio. Stay current on trends impacting your industry and occupation. Don’t become a dinosaur!

Newton’s Third Law

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Forces are found in pairs.

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Beware of those that try and take you down! Take a pro-active approach and build alliances with company insiders, peers and superiors! I hope you realize that there is little you can accomplish on your own. You will need the support of others to propel you and your ideas!

And this concludes today’s career physics lesson!


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  • NewJobNetwork March 11, 2013, 4:09 pm

    careersherpa great article! #love the Newton’s law reference.

  • careersherpa March 12, 2013, 12:28 pm

    mrozen Thanks Mitch!