The British physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is famous for the formulation of the laws of motion. The third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. But, there is also another law which was demonstrated in Newton’s own life. This may be called the first law of human success.
Newton’s father died three months before he was born. His mother soon did a second marriage. In this way, Newton was practically deprived of his parents’ love. A biographer of Newton’s has observed about him: “Basically treated as an orphan, Isaac did not have a happy childhood.” Apparently, this was a minus point of Newton’s life, but in reality it became his life’s greatest plus point.
During his childhood days, Newton did not have any attraction for the outside world. Due to this, he started to live in his own world. He was therefore called a wool-gatherer, which means an absent-minded person. But it was later learnt that Newton was not really absent-minded, rather he was a very focused person. As a result of this intellectual habit, he was able to discover great scientific laws.
For a child who does not receive the love and favour of his parents, this apparently is a minus point, but according to the law of nature it turns into a plus point for him.
A human being is born with unlimited potential. Nothing can stop a person’s journey toward success.