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11 Life Lessons from Albert Einstein

11 Life Lessons from Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein offered us more than just the amazing theory of relativity and E=mc2. Through his persistence in his discoveries in science, Einstein shined a light on how each of us can do the impossible by hard work, experiencing failure, and valuing people. Even if you are not a scientist, you can apply these life lessons to your life today.

Simplicity

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein

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    The more complicated you have to make something seem, the more you do not understand the inner workings of it. Think about the best teachers that you have had in your life. Did they make even the most complicated topics full of vocabulary that you did not understand or did they make it easier to understand by simplifying?

    Creativity

    “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

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      Inspire others to do what they love. Use your creativity to create new works, and you never know what others will create. It’s time to let your mind create projects and ideas that will have a domino effect throughout the world.

      Hard Work and Failure

      “The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” – Albert Einstein

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        “You never fail until you stop trying.” -Albert Einstein

        Einstein spent most of his life working on physics theories- some never worked out and others we know today. You never know which one will work out, but persistence is key. You have to keep working hard and keep trying to solve your problem. Failure doesn’t exist until you stop trying.

        Live in the Present

        “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” -Albert Einstein

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          You are only guaranteed the moment that you have right now, at this moment. You can try to get yourself worried about the future and make plans that may not work out according to plan. What matters most is living now, today. Do your best right now and do not worry about tomorrow.

          Be Unconventional

          “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” – Albert Einstein

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            Everything great took a process of going outside of the box and doing something unconventional. If you continue to do the norm, then you are going to just produce normal, conventional results. Think differently, and you may find your answer.

            Imagination

            “Imagination is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

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              “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.” – Albert Einstein

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                Imagination is key. When you imagine something differently, you begin to share with others. People begin to see the world that you imagine. Together you can create and help each other. Take time today to daydream, imagine, and share your ideas with others.

                Work Towards the Impossible

                “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein

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                  If it seems ridiculous to others and you are willing to take the risk, then you are able to achieve the impossible. When you go beyond what others think is reasonable, an amazing thing starts to happen. You complete what was once an obstacle.

                  Value People

                  “We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” – Albert Einstein

                  “Life isn’t worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.” – Albert Einstein

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                    If you put people first, they will value you and look to you as a person who genuinely cares about others. Spend at least a few minutes out of your busy day being fully engaged with people without any distractions. Show them that you value them. Thank them and send compliments their way. It will not only make their day better, but they will appreciate it and remember what you have done for them.

                    Sharing

                    “Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.” – Albert Einstein

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                      Share your ideas with others. You may light a spark that ignites someone to do what they have always wanted. If you just hold all of your ideas and knowledge to yourself, you are not helping others at all. What if you held the key that would solve someone’s problems, wouldn’t you want to share it?

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                      Be Open to Learning

                      “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” -Albert Einstein

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                        It’s the journey as you learn and not just soaking up all of the information. It’s fully diving in and learning that some things work and others do not. Learning is not a one-size-fits-all path, but your own customized journey.

                        Do What is Right

                        “Always do what’s right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” – Albert Einstein

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                          When you come to the fork in the road or if your consciousness is offering you a decision, always do what is right. You may feel that the other option will be easier or offer you more money, but when you know that the other option will allow you more opportunity in the future or is the right thing to do, then you have to do it. It’s not going out and choosing the easiest decision, but taking the time to follow your gut and do the right thing will keep you standing out from the crowd.

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                          Last Updated on December 7, 2018

                          10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

                          10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

                          How big is the gap between you and your success?

                          What is the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people?

                          It is as simple as this: successful people think and talk about what they are creating, and unsuccessful people focus on and talk about what they’re lacking.

                          So how do you bridge that gap between wanting success and having your success? Let’s make an important distinction. You see, there is a big difference between “Wanting” and “Having” something.

                          Wanting: means lacking or absent. Deficient in some part, thing or aspect.

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                          Having: means to possess, to hold, to get, to receive, to experience.

                          You can have one OR the other, but not both at the same time with any particular object of your desire. You either have it or you don’t.

                          When it comes to your subconscious, if you’re focusing on the “wanting”, i.e. the not having, guess what, you will build stronger neural networks in your brain around the “wanting.” However, through the power of your subconscious mind, you can focus on the “having” as if it has already happened. Research has shown that your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re visualizing inside your mind versus what is happening out there in your reality.

                          This is a regular practice of elite athletes. They spend as much timing creating the internal mental imagery of their success playing out as they do actually physically practicing. This helps create both the neural pathways in their brain and the muscle memory to consistently deliver on that success.

                          Here are 10 “brain hack” steps for success that you can take to create your version of a happy life. Make these steps a regular habit, and you will be astonished at the results.

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                          Step 1: Decide exactly what you want to create and have

                          This is usually the biggest problem that people have. They don’t know what they want and then they’re surprised when they don’t get it.

                          Step 2: Write down your goal clearly in every technicolor detail

                          A goal that is not written down is merely a wish. When you write it down in full detail, you signal to your subconscious mind that you really want to accomplish this particular goal.

                          Step 3: Write your goal in simple, present tense words

                          …that a three year old can understand on a three-by-five index card and carry it with you. Read it each morning after you awake and just before you go to sleep.

                          Step 4: Backwards planning

                          See your goal achieved and identify all the steps required that it took to bring it to life. Making a list of all these steps intensifies your desire and deepens your belief that the attainment of the goal is already happening.

                          Step 5: Resolve to take at least one step every day from one of the items on your list

                          Do something every day, even if it is just one baby step, that moves you toward your goal so you can maintain your momentum.

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                          Step 6: Visualize your goal repeatedly

                          See it in your mind’s eye as though it were already a reality. The more clear and vivid your mental picture of your goal, the faster it will come into your life.

                          Step 7: Feel the feeling of success as if your goal were realized at this very moment

                          Feel the emotion of happiness, satisfaction, and pleasure that you would have once you have achieved your goal. Visualize and feel this success for at least 20 seconds at a time.

                          Step 8: “Fake it till you make it!”

                          Confidently behave as if your subconscious mind was already bringing your goal into reality. Accept that you are moving toward your goal and it is moving toward you.

                          Step 9: Relax your mind

                          Take time to breathe, pray or mediate each day. Disengage the stress response and engage the relaxation response. A quiet state of mind allows your brain to access newly formed neural pathways.

                          Step 10: Release your goal to your subconscious mind

                          When you turn your goal over to the power of the universe and just get out of the way, you will always know the right actions to take at the right time.

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                          Starting today, try tapping into the incredible power of your subconscious mind.Start with just one goal or idea, and practice it continually until you succeed in achieving that goal. Make it a game and have fun with it! The more lightly you hold it, the easier it will be to achieve. By doing so, you will move from the “positive thinking” of the hopeful person to the “positive knowing” of the totally successful person.

                          Hit reply and let me know what you’re creating!

                          To your success!

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