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Unlock Your Brain’s Power With The Einstein Technique

In 1905, at the age of 26, Albert Einstein had what we now call his Miracle Year. He published three academic papers that completely transformed the field of physics. If you’re like most people, you attribute Einstein’s creative breakthrough to a mixture of his quirky genius and his daydreams (one of his most famous was visualizing what might happen if he chased a beam of light). But, as you’ll see in this article, the actual story of Einstein’s creativity is much more interesting and instructive. It’s NOT the story of a genius doing something we never could. It is the story of someone using a set of strategies that anyone can replicate in order to have creative breakthroughs. These strategies are hiding in plain sight among many of history’s greatest scientists and inventors. Granted, the odds of anyone reading this article coming up with the next Theory of Relativity is vanishingly small. Even Einstein couldn’t replicate his own breakthroughs later in his career. However, this does…

If you want to be massively successful, do NOT set ambitious goals, according to studies

The conventional model to having great success in your career is setting and ardently pursuing big, hairy, audacious goals (BHAGs), even if you have no idea how you’re going to achieve them when you start. Want to build a billion dollar company? Set the goal and work backward from long-term goals to medium-term goals to short-term goals to today’s to-do list. Then take action, measure your progress along the way, and constantly course correct so you’re always on the most direct path (that you’re aware of) toward your ultimate goal. Want to cure cancer? Set the goal and work backward. Measure your progress. Want to find the love of your life or be happy? Set the goal. Rinse and repeat. This goals model is so obvious in our culture, it goes without saying. It’s central to our collective success recipe. Goals give motivation, meaning, and focus when we feel lazy or distracted — at least so we’re told. However, recent research from the field of artificial intelligence is putting a nail in t…