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Albert Einstein Inspiration


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Albert Einstein, probably the most iconic scientific figure of our era, he was a classic introvert. His life proves that some of the greatest contributions are made from behind the scenes.

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Albert Einstein Inspiration

  1. 1. Brought to you by: www.dream-it-plan-it-do-it.comBrought to you by: Part 3: Inspiring People Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein Inspiring People: Lessons for us.
  2. 2. Inspirational LessonsInspirational Lessons Despite being probably the most iconic scientific figure of our era, Albert Einstein was a classic introvert. Preferring the comfort of the laboratory to the public arena, Einstein was often regarded by those around him as somewhat of a recluse, a reputation which did not always do him too many favours. However, Einstein’s life proves that some of the greatest contributions are made from behind the scenes.
  3. 3. Born in Germany, Einstein moved to Italy when his father’s electro-technical business ran into financial difficulty and the family decided it best to try their fortunes elsewhere. Initially, he remained in Germany to continue his high school education. However, feeling lonely, he joined his parents A committed student, Einstein’s desire to study was not hampered for long by the absence of a high school diploma. After a brief stint in a high school in Switzerland, he enrolled at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School to study physics where he met his future wife, Mileva Maric. Einstein’s parents did not approve, contesting her background and religion. Demonstrating an early passion for activism, Einstein was incensed at the discrimination and pursued the marriage regardless.
  4. 4. It was at university that Einstein gained his reputation as a recluse. Spending his time in the laboratory instead of attending lectures, Einstein did not endear himself to his lecturers, who provided the young academic with such a terrible letter of recommendation that he was unable to find work for two whole years after graduating.
  5. 5. Albert Einstein was often criticized for being impulsive and erratic. What his critics did not understand was that he was simply focused completely on the end goal, preferring a method of trial-and-error to sitting back pondering possible solutions. Being misunderstood did not bother Einstein, however – he enjoyed thinking in a different direction to other scientists. The success that he enjoyed as a result is beyond question.
  6. 6. A later commitment to activism saw Einstein protesting against the Nazi regime for discriminating against scientists. Moreover, after moving to the USA, he became highly active exponent of Nuclear Disarmament, heavily contesting the use of atomic bombs to end the Second World War. He was involved with various other anti-war efforts during his activist career. Such was the influence of his views and the strength of his character that Einstein was approached to be the president of Israel. However, true to his preference for the shadows, he declined the offer, continuing a more low-key brand of leadership from behind the scenes.
  7. 7. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” Pro-active as he was, in hospital in 1955 Einstein decided that he had lived his life to the full, was happy with his achievements, and let nature take its course. He passed away the next morning after refusing an operation. Einstein showed us that leadership and success come not only to those with bold, loud voices. It is also enjoyed by those of a more introverted, subtle disposition.
  8. 8. “You never fail until you” stop trying.” Words of WisdomWords of Wisdom “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.” “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” References