Newton's law of action... and perception

Precursor: you might find it useful to read one of my earlier posts about personal branding.

A more generic form of newton's famous third law is "Every action results in a reaction". If you think carefully you'll discover it's relevant in every walk of life. But lets limit ourselves to managing perception here. Consider the world to be an audience. Whatever you do (or don't do) results in some sort of reaction in the minds of your customers, colleagues, family, investors, prospective target market...The reaction could fall in a range of huge to minimal. Most of the times its not even apparent. No matter how irrelevant, it might seem, its a small piece in the perception your audience carries about you. Don't know why but I am reminded of "The doors of perception".

Every reaction (no matter how small), resulting from your actions, adds some color to your overall perception as a person or company or agent or friend or manager.. Consider each reaction as "another brick in the wall". But, lets be reasonable here. It is extremely difficult to control or predict reactions. On the other hand you could act. No one stops you from calling that dissatisfied client or add some discipline to your networking...that's not unreasonable, is it? If nothing else, it gives you better control over reactions. 

So ...what color will you be adding today?

1 comment:

  1. Recently I was invited by the Central school as the chief guest for their annual day function. The lecture I delivered was on the same law. One should perceive the reaction to evolve own action. Basically every soul wants to be independent, wants to be loved, to be heard, to be seen and overall be happy. If we perceive these as reaction ,well then the action to be also same abinitio and there will be peace every
    where. So the colour of life will be colour of unconditional love, colour of unconditional service to all.
    Action- Reaction chain does not end with only one event. Its both endothermic and exothermic having effect on outside world, but more than that it affects self. The event remains in the hard disk of memory, we call it conscious, and resurfaces at odd time starting another chain of reactions.
    Do we actually want it to happen that way ? Certainly not,then how to get rid of it? Firstly by perceiving the reaction we can regulate the action which is in our hand. It requires regular and continuous practice. Say an event has taken place knowingly or unknowingly. To avoid its reaction one has to consider past as dead which will never come back and we dont need it. Again very difficult but achievable.
    I expect more discussion from all readers of this thought paper to evolve love and peace in life for all.