8 Amazing Blogging Lessons from Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein has made many amazing contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose—Einstein condensation … and finally he brings us 8 amazing blogging lessons.

Jokes apart, Einstein was perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live, and I would be strange if we could not find some blogging related principles among his ideas, right?

1. Persevere

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Your blog won’t succeed overnight; success requires perseverance! There’s no such thing as an “overnight success.” What often appears to happen overnight is the result of many years of work.

This is what I call the “silent years” of success. If you can persevere through the “silent years,” then you will qualify to succeed.

Eddie Cantor said, “It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.”

2. Focus

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

I like to say, you can do anything, but not everything! To succeed in blogging you must give your blog the attention it deserves. If you want a part-time income, then you put in part-time hours, if you want a full-time income, …you’ll have to put in full-time hours.

Focus your efforts, if you want to succeed! Focused energy is power, and it’s the difference between success and failure.

If you never focus your efforts …you won’t have a future, just a longer today.

3. Create Value

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Don’t waste your time trying to create a successful blog, dedicate your time creating a valuable blog. If your blog is valuable to others, it will succeed.

You create value for others by solving their problems. Your blog must solve people’s problems. You will only be rewarded in this lifetime for the problems that you solve for others.

Labor to be valuable and success will chase you down!

4. Be Curious

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

What you’re curious about is what other like-minded people are also curious about, so blog about things that pique your curiosity.

Don’t write about the mundane, and the obvious; explore your curiosity. Research the unknown and document what has never been documented before.

You have to “think bigger,” Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

You have to think differently, he said, “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

5. Make Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Make mistakes; mistakes make you better, smarter, faster, and more relevant. If you’re not making mistakes then you’re not making progress. Get rejected a few times, mess up a few projects, this is the pathway to success.

Want to succeed twice as fast, make twice as many mistakes, run into twice as many obstacles.

Frank Clark said, “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

6. Don’t Be Insane

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

You can’t keep doing the same thing everyday and expect different results. In other words, if your blogging routine is the same from month-to-month, your results will be the same from month-to-month.

In order for your results to change, you must change your actions, to the degree that your actions change will be to the degree that your results change.

7. Expect Opposition

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

There will always be opposition. People will oppose your blog, your ideas, and the risk that you’re taking. Zig Ziglar said, “Little men, with little minds, and little imaginations, go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.” Never let “little men” stop you from achieving your dreams. Great spirits have always encountered great opposition.

8. Play Better

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

When it’s all said and done, your success will depend on how well you played the game. You must commit to play the game better than anyone else. If you can play the game “better,” you will succeed!

About the Author: Mr. Self Development is an author who teaches a motivational and practical guide to success. Please visit him at MrSelfDevelopment.com. Check his site out!

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12 Responses to “8 Amazing Blogging Lessons from Albert Einstein”

  • ganeshmuthiah

    Hey,

    Excellent Post, I like the example given for being FOCUS.
    I’ve planned for 3 silent years to start earning some income.
    My blog is focuses Accounting advises.
    There are 3 groups of reader is being targeted to receive quality content (Value to others)

    I’ve got the 1st 3 right, Not to bad for a month old blogger.

    🙂

    Thanks , Its an excellent post to reflect my commitment in blogging.

    Cheers,
    Ganesh

  • Rojish

    Excellant post! Never thought bloggers can learn so much from Einstein. Einstein made his theories after years of hard work and sleepless nights.

    Many think that their blog will become famous as soon as they start it. This is where most people went wrong. They don’t know that successful bloggers are not built overnight.

  • Gloson

    Nice post, Mr. Self Development! Here’s No. 9 🙂

    9. Be Imaginative

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein

    • Destination Infinity

      🙂

  • Make a perfect site

    The 5th is the best!

  • Maaike Quinn

    Great post, thanks! I’ve just started my blog, I’m currently getting like 500 page views a day lol, but so far I simply LOVE it and reading this makes me even more enthusiastic. The Internet sure is a lovely place.

  • Brent Stangel

    I really like #7

    Man I feel like the Lone Ranger around here. Even after entrepreneurial success of many kinds their is still only one person in my life that doesn’t think I’m some kind of pirate or pornographer because I earn money online. Long ago I stopped trying to explain how it works or that any one can do it.

    It used to bother me. Now I just feel extremely fortunate that I am one of the people with open eyes and open mind.

    Just what I needed today. Right on.

    Brent

  • Bradley Nordstrom

    Like #5.You always make mistakes no matter what.People say people aren’t perfect and websites or blogs say websites or blogs aren’t perfect.Makes sense.

    Thanks For The Great Blogging Lessons,
    Bradley Nordstrom

  • Allan Ward

    Some great ideas here, particularly the concept of providing value. That’s what I’m focussing on now – creating content that helps people solve their problems.

    I also loved the kissing quote. Never heard that one before but it made me laugh.

    Allan

  • BlogTipss

    The 5th step is the best . “Your Failure is your success”

  • Web Marketing Tips

    make mistakes that one is interesting title.

    Would love to read about bill gates … So please write about him as well.

  • Bali Homeland

    Great post, inspiration can come from anyone.

    And I always remember this einstein’s quote: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

    @Gloson: agree with you ..

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