Einstein’s Formula for Success by Ron White

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.

“If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z.
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 three variables in this equation:

1. Work: 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: He did not, however, work 24 hours a day. Einstein made time for fun and relaxation. While his idea of fun might be different than yours, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t play. 

3. Keep your mouth shut: My favorite part of Einstein’s success formula is this one. I believe that the person who talks the least says the most. 

Albert Einstein had nothing to prove. He felt no need to be the “Chatty Cathy” he could have been with all of his knowledge. It wasn’t important to him to talk to everyone he met or talk over their heads to show off his IQ. Instead he learned the value of quietness and solitude.

Shift your mindset. Don’t be a talker; be a listener. You can make more friends in five minutes by being interested in what others have to say than you can make in five years of trying to get others interested in you. So how do you become interested in them? You ask questions and then keep your mouth shut! Einstein realized he could influence people by choosing when to speak and validating others by extending them the courtesy of listening.

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