Monday, January 17, 2011

What we can learn from Einstein

Even Albert Einstein, whose theories helped shape the modern world, could get stuck in his ways. Read how Einstein's strongly held belief in a fixed and unchanging universe led him to modify the theory of general relativity to cancel out the expansion and contraction of the universe predicted by the math. It has turned out that his original insights into the forces that pull and push the universe were more on the mark than he imagined.

At our more mundane level, we also get trapped by our mental models: the way we see the world. We tailor the facts to fit our beliefs. We resist moving out of our comfort zones even though what we are doing is not working for us. We fail to question the basis for our actions and blame others or circumstances beyond our control when our plans don't bring the hoped-for results.

You can change the dynamics of your career and professional life. It takes motivation, focus and courage. The universe is expanding at a rapid rate. Don't be afraid to expand your own horizons.

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