You’re Always In Action Even If You Think You’re Not, Huh?

The Inescapability of Action/Reaction states that there are two things from which you can never escape: action and reaction.

In other words, you are always acting – even if you think you are not. For example:

  • Trying to decide what to do? You’re performing the action of deciding.
  • Thinking about how bad your life is? You’re performing the action of thinking about how bad your life is.
  • Sitting on your butt? Yep, that’s an action, too.

The corollary is that for every action you take, there is some reaction.

Even if you are just sitting on your butt watching TV there is a massive symphony of reaction taking place in your body and mind. Your mind is being programmed by what you see on the TV screen. Your body is storing the excess of energy of the food you ate today because you are not burning it off. The forces of gravity are weighing down on
your body …

All of that is a reaction to an action you took.

We could easily write an entire book on the inevitable reaction tothat seemingly simple action.

Here’s another way of looking at it.

Did you know that there is really no such thing as ‘procrastination’or ‘laziness’? These two words presuppose ‘inaction’ on the part of a person, but such a state does not exist.

Again, you are always doing something. ‘Procrastination’and ‘laziness’ are really just ineffective actions masquerading as inaction.

So, in order to get whatever it is that you want, all you have to do is stop performing the actions that don’t bring about your desired result and start performing the actions that do.

*an article from a business associate*

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