10 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein - New VersionPresentation Transcript
Life Lessons New VersionAlbert Einstein
The word “Einstein” has become universally associated with being intelligent. Althoughnot all of us are physicists like him, the way he lived and worked has inspired people tohave the same attitude towards life. Here are just some of the things you can learn fromthe great and amazingly successful Albert Einstein:
1. Don’t Be Afraid To Push The Envelope:Einstein wasn’t afraid to challenge other people’s views. Einstein wouldn’t have enjoyedhis success if he backed down every time someone disagreed with his views. Some ofhis theories weren’t immediately accepted by the scientific community, but he carriedon and eventually changed the way the world looked at the universe.
“If you want to live a happy life, tieit to a goal, not to people or objects.”
2. Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously All The Time:Given the nature of his work, one would think that a world-changing scientist like Einsteinwouldn’t have a humorous side. However, Einstein’s quest for success didn’t require himto be serious all the time – and neither should you. In fact, not sweating the small stuffand having just a bit of irreverence will preserve your sanity in the long run.
“The differencebetween stupidityand genius is that genius has its limits.”
3. Just Show Up To Do The Work:Like everyone else, Einstein probably never felt like working all the time – we all have ouroff-days. But his success and the incredible body of work he’s done proves that he stillkept at it despite not feeling particularly motivated on certain days. He understands thatemotions should take a backseat to the overall purpose of what you’re doing.
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
4. Be Cool With Criticism:Einstein knew that not everyone will agree or appreciate what he did. Even then, he wasn’tburdened by a need to please his critics. Instead, he took it as a challenge to learn from theirfeedback and inspired him to work even harder to prove them wrong. If you focus on pleasingyour critics, you’ll end up wasting your time and energy instead of doing something productive.
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
5. Embrace Failure:Einstein knows that success is a process of learning. The only purpose of his mistakes was toteach him so he could go back to the drawing board and try again. One of the biggest things holdingus back is the fear of failure. In the long run, not trying at all feels a lot worse than trying butfailing. That’s because with the latter, you still made progress and learned what NOT to do!
“Anyone whohas never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
6. The Small Things Add Up:Einstein solved physics problems by putting in the daily effort even if he didn’t get it all done rightaway. He had the end goal in mind, and he knew that each step he took brought him closer to theeventual goal that was waiting for him at the end. The work you put in at a given time might not seemlike much, but remember that in the big picture, it contributes to the greater whole of your work.
“The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.”
7. Be Unselfish:Einstein put the common good of mankind at the forefront of his work and this motivated him to do whathe did throughout his life. It’s important to remember that we don’t only live for ourselves. When wegenerously do things for other people without a heavy heart, it makes the world a better place and helpsus become better human beings in the process.
“Try not to become a manof success, but rather tryto become a man of value.”
8. March To Your Own Beat:If we let other people tell us what we can or can’t do, then success will always elude us. We’vebeen blessed with the ability to think for ourselves and go after what we truly want. The worldwould have been a very different place if Einstein listened to people who once told him that he“would never amount to anything.”
“I am thankfulto all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.”
9. Stay Hungry:Einstein didn’t consider himself as having a special talent, but someone who was “passionatelycurious”. All throughout his prolific career, he always sought new things to discover and learn.Einstein was always committed to growing – adopting this simple habit in your own life guaranteesyou’ll consistently accomplish worthwhile things.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
10. Keep At It:You’ll run into inevitable setbacks like anyone else pursuing their dreams. But this isn’t a reasonfor you to pack up and go home. It’s only there to test how badly you want to see your dreamsthrough. Above all, Einstein valued his ability to stay with problems longer rather than his intellect!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn