You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place. – Albert Einstein
Ever had someone (or a bank) tell you that “you can’t” or that you are not smart enough or not wealthy enough to achieve our dreams of owning you own home or investment property?
Recently I was in a real estate seminar where I encountered a man that had been thinking about investing in real estate for 20 YEARS! What held him back as he explained, was fear. Fear of failure. Fear of losing money. Fear that he just “can’t”. Many people had told him that he can’t because of his circumstances, including the bank who said that he “can’t” buy an investment property because he couldn’t financially qualify.
However, by the end of the seminar he realized that he shouldn’t listen to those saying he “can’t” and explore other opportunities. He didn’t realize that you can go elsewhere beyond the banks to look for funding. After a few minutes of speaking with a real estate professional and some banking advice he was on a new track to make his dream come true. He just had to dare ask the questions and investigate if there was another way.
In other words, he had to think outside of the box. Or as Albert Einstein has put it, to solve the problem (not investing for 20 years) by thinking in a different way.
What problems have you been too afraid to tackle? What problems may actually be solvable if we stop listening to those who tell us we can’t?
What do you think?
Quoted From Wikipedia:
Albert Einstein (/ˈaɪnstaɪn/; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] ( listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics).:274 His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect“, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led him to develop his special theory of relativity during his time at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern (1902–1909), Switzerland. However, he realized that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and he published a paper on general relativity in 1916 with his theory of gravitation. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanicsand quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, he applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe.