Friday, March 12, 2010

Einstein's Advice

That Einstein fellow, he knew a thing or two.



1. Follow your curiosity.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

2. Perseverance is priceless.
"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer."

3. Focus on the present.
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

4. The imagination is powerful.
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge."

5. Make mistakes.
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

6. Live in the moment.
"I never think of the future ... it comes soon enough."

7. Create value.
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

8. Don't do the same thing and expect different results.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

9. Knowledge comes from experience.
"Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience."

10. Be better at the game.
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."

[by Mr. Self Development via Dumb Little Man blog; all quotations from Albert Einstein; tiny little editing tweaks by MR]


Tomorrow I have a band gig, a union meeting, and a baby shower. All at the same time. I really wish they'd get that instant transporter technology perfected.

(sigh) I'll see you on Monday.



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