Hi, my name is Life. I know you have a busy day ahead of you, but I just want to know:
“How far are you willing to go for an idea?”
The coffee is on me.
Have a great day,
Over the last couple of weeks, everyone has heard or seen that Lebron James opened up a charter school in Akron, Ohio. In an interview, Lebron mentioned that as a kid through his youth coaches, “Over time, I developed the idea to give more”.
The idea to give more is important, but not as important as the idea itself.
Idea: noun; comes from the Greek word ennoia, “act of thinking”. Over the course of history, the word idea has come to mean “the sense of concept of something to be done; of what ought to be, differing from what is observed.”
So today, look around you and ask yourself, WHAT OUGHT TO BE DONE DIFFERENT? In yourself, your relationships, job, family, community, world? What ought to be done different?
Things have been the done the same for a reason and this morning, Life asked you, how far are you willing to go for this idea of what ought to be different. What are you willing to give? Where are you willing to go?
As you answer this question today, I want you to become aware of Three Laws of the Universe that can work against you naturally or can work with you supernaturally.
The 3 laws of Thermodynamics:(summary version)
-If two entities are in equilibrium with a third entity, all three are in equilibrium with each other.
-The total amount of Energy in a entity doesn’t change. It is neither created nor destroyed. It is just transferred from one form to another.
-As energy is used to be transferred from one form to another, a certain percentage of that energy contributes to increased disorder outside of the entity and is lost and can not be recovered by the entity that used it.
Why are these laws important?
Enter the first law,”If two entities are in equilibrium with a third entity, all three are in equilibrium with each other.” The fact you asked what what ought to be different says that one entity (yourself) is not in equilibrium with the environment ( insert two other entities). As such, when an individual has an idea, he or she begins to think as how it can be accomplished. Then that person writes out a plan for said idea and puts it into action. For example, I have the idea that, “I ought to lower blood pressure.”
- Idea of lowering blood pressure
- Plan to lower blood pressure: work out, eat right, keep stress low, take medication, go to the doctor etc.
How much energy will go into this plan? The effort of doing push ups, getting a gym membership, waking up early to exercise, scheduling time to exercise, paying for a personal trainer, looking for online recipes, going grocery shopping, dedicating money away from habits that go against you lowering your blood pressure. All of these are examples of what must be done to start to lower blood pressure.
Enter the second and third law: The total amount of Energy in a entity doesn’t change. It is neither created nor destroyed. It is just transferred from one form to another and as such, a certain percentage of that energy contributes to increased disorder outside of the entity and is lost and can not be recovered by the entity that used it.
The amount of energy it takes to execute an idea is far less than the idea it takes to maintain and repair the product of an idea. That is why it is hard for some people to lose weight, stay in their jobs and/or possibly stay in long term relationships. The work and energy is too much.
However, the Laws of Thermodynamics work with you and not against you by having a partner(s). Since you want to lower your blood pressure, use the energy of others to accomplish that, find out their ideas, make a plan together and spend the energy together to make it happen. When you reach a plateau, repeat and add a third person, then a fourth, then a fifth and so on.
“There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Meaning for any plan to have true success, it has to involve someone outside of you.
Everyone has the most energy in the morning, so buy their coffee….your weight loss is dependent on them.
I hope this post helped you answer one of life’s questions.
“Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.” Deuteronomy 10:16
Thanks for reading,
Dr. Joe Claiborne