20 Apr Did Einstein have anything to say about happiness?
The happiest people I know are constantly learning more ways to be happy.
Happiness can be seen as an ongoing education; and we can learn a lot from others…especially really smart and intelligent and successful people.
Like Albert Einstein.
Einstein didn't often talk about happiness directly, but he did make many profound and wise comments about life from which, I believe, we can learn how to be happier and live better.
So here are 11 great tips from the great man himself…
Einstein may have been a genius and a great scientist, but he also knew one or two things about life. He understood the importance of imagination, the need to keep moving forward, and most importantly, to keep learning. The human brain isn’t designed to stay stagnant and its full capacity still isn’t known. Using your brain, your potential, and your life is your personal responsibility — to do otherwise is to cheat yourself!
1. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
In other words, be aware and don’t stick your head in the sand!
The world and economy is changing all the time. Whatever your profession, you need to look to the future and understand how changes may affect you. I qualified as a lawyer and the legal profession has changed more than I ever thought possible when I was at university.
Keep your finger on the pulse and maintain your networks of friends and colleagues. Don’t allow yourself to become stale or jaded as you will close yourself off to opportunities.
2. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
Never stop developing yourself and your skills.
If you’re skilled in languages or playing an instrument, for example, keep practising and maintain those abilities. Those hobbies and skills could earn you money as a side business or give you other options if you lose your job.
I developed my own sideline private tutoring business and have written books in order to maintain my own long-term versatility. I learned a long time ago that it was simply not enough to “just” be a lawyer.
3. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
Have goals and dreams and never give up on what it is you want to achieve.
Write down those goals and take action on them! Seek all available avenues to achieve them and be as specific as you can. Don’t just say you want “a better life” or “more money.” Really drill down into what you want for your own future then visualize every single day in order to manifest those desires.
A mood board is great for this, even a virtual one on Pinterest. Having goals is like putting fuel in your tank, it means you’re progressing, developing, and moving forward. Factor in some small wins too, like a weekend break, lunch with a friend, or a long walk through the park…
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