Formula for Success

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    Einstein's Formula for Success

    Albert Einstein had a formula for success. Can you believe
    that? One of the greatest minds of all time developed a math
    formula for success! I suggest you read this carefully --
    this may be the most important math equation that you will
    ever see.

    Einstein said, 'If A equals success, then the formula is:
    X is work.
    Y is play.
    Z is keep your mouth shut."

    Einstein no doubt had an excellent sense of humor. Let's
    look at the 3 variables in this equation. They are:
    1. Work
    2. Play
    3. Keeping your mouth shut!

    1. Work: Albert Einstein had a tremendous work ethic and
    because of that gave more to society and modern science than
    any person in recent times

    2. Play: Einstein, however, did not work 24 hours a day and
    made time for fun and relaxation. His idea of fun may have
    been different than yours, but that doesn't mean it still
    wasn't play.

    3. Keeping your mouth shut: Finally, my favorite part of his
    success formal is to keep your mouth shut. I genuinely
    believe that the person who talks the least says the most.

    A friend of mine complains that the woman he is dating talks
    too much. I don't know how to break the news to him;
    however, the problem is not that she talks too much. It
    simply is the fact that he is irritated that he isn't able
    to talk.

    Now, let me just say this is not a generic man and woman
    statement. I am speaking about a specific person that I
    know. His desire is to constantly talk and because he likes
    to talk so much, he will talk in circles. If you let him
    talk long enough he will repeat the same thing three times
    and then contradict himself. His desire is not to hear but
    to be heard.

    Albert Einstein, on the other hand had nothing to prove. He
    felt no need to be the "Chatty Cathy" he could have been
    with his knowledge. It wasn't important to him to talk to
    everyone he met and talk over their heads to demonstrate his
    IQ. Instead, he learned the value of quietness and solitude.

    Shift your mind set from being a talker to a listener. It
    has been said that you can make more friends in 5 minutes by
    becoming interested in others than you can make in 5 years
    of trying to get others interested in you! How do you become
    interested in others? You ask questions and then keep your
    mouth shut!

    Dale Carnegie wrote a best selling book entitled 'How to Win
    Friends and Influence People.' One of the key premises of
    this book was that everyone's favorite subject is actually
    themselves and that the sweetest sound to their ears is the
    sound of their own name.

    Einstein knew this and realized he could influence others by
    choosing his spots to speak and validating others by
    extending them the courtesy of listening.

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