Einstein’s Formula for the Pursuit of Happiness
They say money can’t buy happiness. And yet, just a few weeks ago, an anonymous bidder forked over $1.8 million for Albert Einstein’s advice on how to be happy.
As a marketer, I know you didn’t choose to go into a creative field for the money. You’re in marketing because you think it’s challenging and fun. In short, you chose a career you hope will make you happy.
With this in mind, you may be interested in the following true story.
Albert Einstein wasn’t just one of the smartest guys in history: He was one of the wisest. Even today, decades after his death, Einstein’s brilliant insights about life are still quoted all over the world. Which brings us to the $1.8 piece of advice.
During a 1922 tour of Japan, Einstein, who was staying at The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, ordered room service. When the waiter showed up with his order, Einstein realized he had no cash for a gratuity. En lieu of a tip, the famous physicist grabbed a couple of pieces of paper, dashed off a few lines of advice, and handed them to the waiter. These were the very notes that met such a hefty price at last month’s auction.
So what was Albert’s priceless advice?
On the first piece of paper, he wrote “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”
And on the second piece: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
As you build your brand, keep Albert’s advice on happiness in mind. Don’t sacrifice your peace of mind to your drive to succeed. And keep pushing for what you know is right. Balance these two pieces of advice as you pursue your ambitions, and you will find your joy.
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