Pat postulates the first law of business which is actually Newtons first law of motion – he just interchanged the word object with business:
“Every business in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.”
Meaning if you have no business, and are dreaming about one, but actually not doing any thing, you will have none.
If you have a business, but is does not so good, and you are not changing anything, it will not get – most likely – get better by itself.
If you have a business, and it does fantastic, and you are not changing anything – according to the law above – it will stay fantastic … but most likely there will be another law derived from the second law of thermodynamics that will show that it will get worse …
Did you notice that business people – especially management consultants – always borrow from physics or even better from quantum physics?