Humans have an enormous power of creativity and resilience. The greatest inventions, the greatest feats of endurance, and the greatest discoveries, have all come through people pushing past their boundaries, and surmounting things that were holding them back.
Some of humanity’s greatest thinkers initially also had to struggle, however what made them great is that they rose above their initial fears and shortcomings. On the way to greatness, they discovered special mental techniques that helped them tremendously in their struggles.
What to do when you feel down?
“Whenever you begin to feel remorse for an act which your reason tells you is not wicked, examine the causes of your feeling of remorse, and convince yourself in detail of their absurdity. Let your conscious beliefs be so vivid and emphatic that they make an impression upon your unconscious strong enough to cope with the impressions made by your nurse or your mother when you were an infant.” Bertrand Russell
How to learn almost anything?
“That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. I am sometimes so wrapped up in my work that I forget about the noon meal.” Albert Einstein
What is the most important part of inventing something?
“Some people, the moment they have a device to construct or any piece of work to perform, rush at it without adequate preparation, and immediately become engrossed in details, instead of the central idea. They may get results, but they sacrifice quality.” Nikola Tesla