Lessons From Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of my heroes. I grew up in Einstein Street and the streets in our neighbourhood were all named after scientists – Marie Curie Place, Huxley Road, Pickering Street… so from an early age I’ve always been fascinated by the lives and accomplishments of such people. The list below resonated with me, and I hope it will with you too.

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.”
Don’t 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. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

The above 10 lessons from Albert Einstein come courtesy of Educopark. They share lessons from a number of people including Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.