Law of Natural Growth
Happy Friday again! It is certainly amazing how quickly the weeks fly by, even when in lockdown! We can even start to see the days getting a little longer again, a little more daylight later in the afternoon, giving that glimmer of hope that spring is coming, albeit a way off yet…
As I was mentioning last week as to whether now is a good time to invest, if you are ready, with everything still going on in the world, COVID still rearing its ugly head, it can be hard not to be paralysed by fear.
I think we all need to be facing the truth, that this pandemic is not going to go away anytime soon, and we need to learn to live with it the best way we know how.
The U.S. at the moment, while case numbers are still climbing and daily rates even higher than at the beginning of the lockdown in some states, are still trying to get the economy back to some form of normal.
In Michigan for instance, while the governor extended the state of emergency, she did not reapply the Stay at home executive order, but is allowing the economy to continue to rebound and making wearing of face masks mandatory in areas where social distancing is not possible (malls, shopping centers, markets etc.)
As much as I feel the U.S could certainly have handled this whole pandemic better, they are seeing the bigger picture here, and this is not a 6-week, or possibly even a 6 month issue, but could be the best part of a year or two or until a vaccine is found. Locking down economies could make the solution worse than the cause if we are not careful.
I want to highlight today one of the laws of physics, what I like to call the 8th law of nature – the law of Natural Growth (or Decay). There is even a formula you can use to track this! But I won’t go into that level of detail, only to say that this law, together with the 1st law, the Law of Vibration which states that everything is moving, nothing rests, can be a catalyst for how we should act, what we should do when paralysed by fear.
These two laws show that nothing can stay the same.
Everything is moving and either growing or deteriorating.
You will see this in everything around us, people, plants, trees, our bodies, muscles, even cities and populations. If something is not growing or getting stronger or larger, it is decaying, reducing or deteriorating.
There is no stillness.
This is the same with our goals, our relationships, physically & spiritually, even our financial plans, either we are moving towards our goals and growing, or we are decaying and getting further and further away. We cannot stand still.
So, should you invest now? That is not my decision to make for you.
But what I can tell you is that the Law of Natural Growth says that you should make sure you are doing SOMETHING.
If you don’t feel ready, make sure you are learning, growing, and preparing yourself to be in a position down the track to do something for your future.
Make sure you are at least doing something, however small to improve your future, because the laws of nature say that if you are not, you will be going backwards.
In the words of Martin Luther King: – “If you cannot fly, then run. If you cannot run, then walk. If you cannot walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Everything is always moving; which way are YOU going now?
You got this!
Happy Investing all and have a great weekend!!