“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein got a few things right in his day
not the least of which winning the Nobel Peace Prize. His analogy for cycling and life is a favorite of mine. It inspired the rhyming title of this edition and I utter it all the time on the bike.
But this week’s theme may have less to do with speed. (though I do love the German saying: geschwindigkeit bringt sicherheit
) and rather more about maintaining your momentum while remaining modest.
…all the Nobel laureates he had met in his studies have been the most modest of physicists. “They realize how small they are in the world, after discovering something incredibly special and new.”
It is a great thought provoking post
promoting first principles
& practicing modesty. TL;DR? Set aside what you’ve learned about a problem and your preconceived notions in favor of becoming a student again and learning as if it was the first time.
This is how we discover secrets, the startup kind – the ideas you believe that very few others do. Opportunities to disrupt appear when a fundamental assumption about the world changes.
As always, thank you for reading!