These are 10 things we should learn from Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist. He is recognized around the world as one of the most intelligent minds ever. He has a life worth knowing. He has done many experiments and sometimes he failed but he didn’t stop and continued working hard and got results. He also proposed various theories like the theory of relativity.
1. Follow curiosity –
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing”
He always follows his curiosity and tries to find answers to the questions that arise in his mind. If we follow our curiosity then we naturally improve our career because it makes our mind active and observes every little thing around us.
2. Perseverance is Priceless –
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer” “Be like the postage stamp, finish the race you have started”
He was always persistent in doing the experiment without thinking about its nature whether it is difficult or easy. If he is doing something then he has full focus on that thing. Similarly, we can also implement this thing in our day to day life. If we have focus on our goals and dreams then no one can stop us from achieving it. Even if achieving the goal seems difficult but if we are focused then we can and will achieve the goal.
3. Focus on the present –
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be” “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much upon the future”
He always focuses on the present without worrying about future. By worrying about future we are not giving attention to the pleasures we have in present. Being at present brings peace and joy, but worrying about past or future will occupy our minds with unwanted thoughts.
4. Imagination is powerful –
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination” “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”
Imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative and resourceful. If we have an idea then we can make it real by including our efforts.
5. Make Mistake –
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” “The only sure way to avoid mistakes is to have no new ideas ”
Everyone makes mistake and making mistake means we are trying something new. Sometimes mistake makes our confidence level low but it’s necessary as it checks our dedication towards our goal.
6. Live in the moment –
“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough” “Happiness is not something you postpone for future; it is something you design for present”
We have a life full of moments and from those moments some are happy and some are sad. Live in a moment means being conscious, aware and being in present with all senses. Simply, having full concentration or attention on the task at hand without thinking about past or future.
7. Create Value –
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value” “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be a value”
These two wonderful quotes from Albert Einstein always give an impression that one should focus on value creation rather than just succeed in anything you do. We should always try to create your value and be a valuable asset to everyone whom we met in our life.
8. Don’t expect different results –
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it” “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”
Doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results is stupidity. To change results we have to think from a different perspective. Sometimes a new perspective on the same situation opens new doors or gives other possible ways.
9. Knowledge comes from experiences –
“The only source of knowledge is experience” “Experience is knowledge. All the rest is information”
It is true that knowledge comes from experiences. We can read books, watch videos but nothing can teach the lesson that is taught by life. Every day we learn something from life.
10. Learn the Rules and then Play Better –
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” “You have to learn the Rules of the game and then you have to Play Better than anyone else”
For being expert in anything we should know everything about it. To achieve our goals we should know what to do. The stronger the dedication and passion towards the goal, the chances of success increases.
If we implement these things in our life then surely we can achieve our goals and learn how to live our life happily ever.