“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein.
Thought experiments come in many varieties and you don’t have to be a theoretical physicist to put them to use.
A good thought experiment can drive behavior change, goal achievement and even habit development!
Albert Einstein was famous for his breakthrough “thought experiments”. Even though he struggled somewhat in mathematics, his natural strength was using his imagination to solve problems. At the age of 16, Einstein was entertaining the bizarre thought experiment of riding a beam of light alongside another beam of light. This thought experiment ultimately helped to redefine the foundation of physics and facilitate his Theory of Relativity.
The ability to pose questions and then lay them against a backdrop of our imagination can help us to solve problems and even problems that don’t yet exist!
When it comes to everyday life, we can learn from Einstein’s example, putting thought experiments to use for ourselves.
Here’s a few examples: What does a successful day look like? What does a successful marriage look like? If I were to eat only salads at night for the next few months, what would be compounding affect? If I were to die tomorrow, what experience or achievement would I most regret not having?
The process of idealization is nothing other than a thought experiment. Entrepreneurs often use thought experiments, for instance, consider Elon Musk with SpaceX. and this question/thought experiment “What if we could reuse the booster rockets?”
Whether it’s to improve your health, wealth, business or relationships, the value of applying thought experiments to your life cannot be over emphasized.
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TOOLS/BOOKS WE RECOMMEND:
The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)
The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
Getting Things Done! (Allen’s Great Book!)
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