Ron White, would like to share with you some information about his favorite person – Albert Einstein, and his formula for success.

Albert Einstein was not only a brilliant scientist, he was gifted in spirit as well. He was  a force to be reckoned with in science and math, and his unique personality exuded life and ethics that abounded, making him a person most would want to get to know better, and if not know, at least emulate.

Breaking down Einstein’s way of looking at life can only be express in a mathematical formula: A = XYZ, where “A” was Success. In his formula, “X” was Work; “Y” was Play; and “Z” stood for “Keep you mouth shut!” In other words, Einstein was saying there needs to be a balance in life, and don’t forget to add humor!

It’s no surprise that Albert Einstein was goal-oriented. When he was interested in something he set his sights on setting a goal to lean everything he could about the subject, ask himself all sorts of questions, and focus totally until he found an answer. Einstein’s focus was so intense that he lost track of time, cook his meals in one pan to save time, said “no” to people who asked him to do something he was not interested in, and learned the value of time management and delegation – giving smaller jobs to others so he could focus on the big picture.

The interesting thing about Einstein was that he was immersed in his work, but had a diverse number of interests. Unlike many of his caliber in the science field, Einstein found passion in a number of other things – such as music. He felt as if those who didn’t see life as an adventure were not living. He encouraged everyone to find their passion, and not settle for doing something you are not passionate about. “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he still lives,” he is quoted as saying.

One of Einstein’s quotes: “Never regard your study as a duty, but as an enviable opportunities to learn to know the liberating beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy, and to profit the community for which your later work belongs.”  In other words, if you don’t like what you are doing you will not be successful at it, and will soon lose interested and quit.

One of Einstein’s best features was his humanity. He was humble in his achievements, and never sought accolades or notoriety, but was more interested in making a mark through his work. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value,” Einstein said. He believed you find your inner strength from your passion, and that strength is what makes you successful.

In his formula you will observe that Einstein included play as part of his formula. “Life is too serious to be taken seriously,” he said.  Maintaining balance requires the ability to step away from the serious part in order to de-stress. That would be through networking with like-minded people, playing an instrument, reading a book, or enjoying a hobby – like golf, sailing, or painting. “The most precious things in life are not the ones you get for money,” he said. If you look at work as your only outlet, and the source of your only joy, you will miss out on so much.



“How to Develop the Mind of Einstein” – by Ron White