Wednesday, December 17, 2014

4 Ways to Impact the World - A Caring Genius' Approach

How can we create a lasting impact on our world?  That seems to be a question that is the central drive for many people in this world.  There may be varying factors that initiate that drive for people desiring to make a change, but everyone will impact this world in someway during their lifetime.  Albert Einstein is most remembered for his brilliance, but as you read his thoughts it's clear that his greatness or impact was derived from 4 specific attitudes that guided his actions.

Be Humble - Albert Einstein was one of the most influential people of all time, but through his writings his humility shines through.  He clearly believed that he nor anyone else had all the answers, and freely admitted this perspective to the world.  If we want to make and impact on the world, our actions should be the voice people hear rather than any clatter that would come from being prideful.
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
Albert Einstein

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
Albert Einstein

Be Positive - Albert Einstein was one of the greatest thinkers of our time because his mind wasn't trapped by limited vision.  He was a man that could see possibilities, and believed that there was an element of practicality to even the worlds most difficult problems.  If we want to impact the world we have to take off our blinders created by seeing our limitations.

“I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”
Albert Einstein 

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
Albert Einstein

Be Creative -     Albert Einstein valued being an out of the box thinker because he knew that's where true genius was created.  To make an impact on this world we have to be willing to color outside the lines, and be willing to be misunderstand if it results in benefiting the greater good.

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

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

Be Persistent -   Albert Einstein didn't succeed the first time around, and freely admitted the challenges he faced in solving problems.  His success came in realizing that the breakthrough was just around the next bend if he was willing to keep pressing forward.  When things seem insurmountable, hang on for the ride to achieve your goals that result in impacting others positively.

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

 “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Albert Einstein

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