Albert Einstein was a genius, who made incredible contributions to the world of science, including the theory of relativity. He was the founder of the relativistic cosmology, he managed to explain the deformities of light by gravitation, he understood the quantification of movement and the nature of mono-atomic gases. With over 300 scientific works and 150 non-scientific ones, Albert Einstein has left his unmistakable mark on mankind. However, he never forgot about his human side and he is aware that without imagination, nothing can exist. „Sometimes imagination is more important than knowledge” he says. Albert Einstein has left us 10 amazing life lessons to live by:
Follow Your Curiosity
„I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious”
Albert Einstein believes that it is important to follow the source of your curiosity, and also try to succeed where others have failed.
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”
What he tries to say with this, is that in life, it is important to focus on what you are doing. You can’t go through life by ridding to horses at the same time. Each moment, each action requires your undivided attention.
The Imagination is Powerful
„Imagination is Everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge”
Knowledge is limited, the imagination is endless. As long as we train our imagination we can move mountains, we can shape our future and we can also prepare for it.
Live in the Moment
„I never think of the future – It comes soon enough”
Some people live in the shadow of their past, others constantly question the future, but no matter what you do, the past can never change, and the future will unfold itself soon enough. All we can do, and all we should do, is to live our present the best way we can, and hope that the future unravels the way we want it to.
„Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”
You have to discover your talents, and use them at full potential. If you pursue what comes naturally to you, then you will be successful, and you will also create value. If your ultimate goal is not to create value, but to become successful, then you will have lost a lot of time for nothing.
„A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new”
As a great man once said, it’s better to have died for something, then to have lived for nothing. Indeed, in life it is essential to experience things, to follow your heart, and inevitably to make mistakes. Mistakes can lead to good things, because from them we learn, and in the end we have nothing to loose.
Don’t be Repetitive
„Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
We don’t know if everyone feels the way that we do, but we, like Albert Einstein, believe that in life we have to strive to become better. If we follow the same routine each and every day cannot better ourselves. If we want our lives to change, we have to change the way we think, and the way we act.
Knowledge Comes From Experience
„Information is knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience”
It is no coincidence that the most respected people are elderly. They have life experience, which is invaluable, they have wisdom, which can only be gained after years of struggles. Don’t waste your entire life reading about things, experiment them!
9. 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”
If you want to be successful you have to learn „the rules of the game”, and the game is life. After you’ve learned them you have to become better, to perfect your game, and become better than the others.
Perseverance is Priceless
„It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer”
Have you heard the story about the tortoise? Only through perseverance did it manage to get to the boat. It is up to you how much you are willing to sacrifice and how long you want to fight before you obtain your goals. If you decide to pursue a road, then make sure you stick with it until the very end.
Do you believe that these life lessons are the key to fulfillment? We think they are, simply because they want to make people become better at what they do, but also to remain in touch with their human nature.