“Change can only be proportionate to the amount of force which is put into it”
John G Bennett
Laws of life, and their value
Laws are conclusions based on the observation of consistent behaviour in a given situation. A law is a general principle that typically describes a pattern of relationship between an action and an outcome in a particular situation. For instance Newton's first law of motion says that an object will stay at rest (or at the same speed) unless a force is applied to it. A law is simply an expectation that seems to behave consistently. Laws are really helpful because they can help us to predict an outcome in the future based on an action in the present.
The Law of Earned
The better we understand the laws of a particular domain the more powerful our ability to shape the future. One of the most fundamental laws of Life and possibly one of the most important laws affecting our ability to create a satisfying life is what I call The Law of Earned. The Law of Earned describes the relationship between cause and effect. It says that the magnitude of an effect is proportional to the magnitude of the cause. Another way of saying this is that the cause is "earned" by the effect. That sounds funny to my ears too but bear with me for a moment longer please. It might start to feel
Newton’s third law of motion (“the law of action and reaction”) says that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.