3. “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Constant questioning is an easy way to make curiosity a habit. One way to practice this is to consider the subject from an alternate viewpoint: a 5 year old, a scientist, a pilot, a dancer. These perspectives can help keep your curiosity piqued.
4. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”
Einstein reminds us to never rest on your laurels, but to stay hungry, focused and determined. Praise can be an invitation to take a step back, but should be a calling to dive in deeper.
5. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
When you are doing something of value, something you really believe in, doors open up to you. Not to mention, that your passion for your work is what will keep you going when those dark entrepreneurial days set in.
6. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
One of Einstein’s greatest sources of inspiration was nature. He reminds us of its power to inspire, inform and ground us in solutions with a broader planetary impact.
7. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Einstein calls on us to create our problems rationally, and solve them creatively. To do so requires changing established thinking patterns, and switching into a creative state of mind. This means leaving the office, taking a walk, listening to music, embracing your inner child and seeing in terms of what could be, not what is.