Einstein Life Hacks #3 of 10 – INNOVATION is Priceless
Einstein said “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
He attributed his brilliance to that perseverance. Actually I don’t think it is perseverance that made Einstein great.
You can work all day, all year, all term – name your timeframe – and if you keep using the same thinking that was used to generate the problem, it is impossible to come up with a solution.
Innovation is not the same thing as invention. Yes, it is true that inventions require innovation, but true innovation is exactly what Einstein was talking about in the captioned photo above.
Thinking differently is what makes all the difference in the world.
- When was the last time that you took a look at your business and tried to think differently about how to get to the next level?
- Have you tried asking the people that are your front line how to grow the business? Quite often, they see the problems more clearly that you might imagine.
Take the time to get away from the office with some of your team. Take them out for lunch. Don’t worry about the expense. I promise you that there will be a return on that investment if you approach it with an open mind.
True innovation is priceless and it will come when you begin to think differently. Ask Apple Computer how that worked for them!
Tomorrow we are going to talk about focusing on the present. You will be surprised what you will discover.