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The Secrets to the Genius

Copyright 2018 Muyassar Sattarova

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in German Empire. Physics and philosophy remained his main fields of researching until the end of his life. In school years, spending most of his time daydreaming Einstein got his teachers` attention as good-for-nothing-boy. They exclaimed with doubts if he could become someone in future. Perhaps, the teachers would stop criticizing others if they had been aware of the fact that life is unpredictable as it was about Einstein.

The year 1905 was the most miraculous as he published his most important works in that same year. As a physicist, he was able to develop the theory of relativity. He was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.


Regardless of what his teachers thought or predicted about him in his school years, he proved not one`s actions, but his mind plays a great role in success. Self-confidence plays a great role in each of the great people`s lives. How can you make someone believe you when you don`t believe yourself? From this point of view, Einstein can be the best example of someone who inspired everyone by his only existence.

You may see one`s self-confidence not in his actions, but in the results of his actions. Nearly all of the genius could clearly see what they were going to accomplish before they fulfil it.

Clear mind

In order to get to somewhere, you must know that address clearly enough. If you pay attention to famous scientists` inventions, you can see that they saw what they desired to invent in their minds first. Sometimes, doubts don`t let you go forward. When you feel doubting, make another step! If you go ahead, something may change, if you don`t, you won`t come to anywhere.

Einstein`s quotes:

“You never fail until you stop trying!” This is Albert Einstein`s one of the famous quotes. This are the very words, which inspire me every time whatever I do. It seems very difficult to continue when you fail over again. Perhaps, that`s why the genius is in the courage to keep going despite the failures.

“Your imagination is your preview of life`s coming attractions.” This is what I learnt from the world-famous film “The Secret”. In my opinion, the last quote illustrates the whole idea of the Secret. The film became famous not long ago. However, Albert Einstein discovered that secret nearly a century ago. The scientist understood the meaning and power of imagination quite well, which made him the greatest man whose name and deeds will be with us every time.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!” What a simple and true quote! You may become disappointed after your first failure, or call yourself a loser. Anyway, don`t forget that there are one hundred ways that lead to a place at least. If a way didn`t satisfy you, you may choose another one.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity!” Your attitude towards difficulties will determine your future. The reason is that when there is a question, there is always an answer. Searching for answers to your questions, you will define your potential, your true desires.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. For once I know the proper question I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” The brilliant words, which express the importance of questions. The principle is quite simple here. In order to get a right answer, you must ask the right question.

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” Trying to get something one wants reminds me to knock on the same door over again to enter. It is impossible to predict that you will come in after knocking once, twice or more. The same thing will happen with your dreams. You may fail once to achieve your goal, twice, or 999 times as Thomas Edison. Anyway, you will come where you intend if you insist on your aim.

“Once we accept our limits, we will go beyond them.” We always try to learn something or somebody. However, I suppose the most important one for us to investigate is ourselves. Your own desires, your goals, your wishes, your priorities, et cetera.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Voight was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, US. Her career as an actress began when she was seven. She was awarded with an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe awards. Her films: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Mister and Missis Smith (2005), Wanted (2008) established her a leading actress of Hollywood. Her professional film career began in 1993. By 2008 Jolie was an international super-star earning $15-$20 million per film.

Jolie`s humanitarian work started from 2001. That year she became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees. She funded a number of schools at Kakuma refugee camp, and in Afghanistan. Her book “Notes from my Travels” was published in 2003, which described her meeting with refugees in more than thirty countries.

She was also able to overcome health problems with breast cancer. Even her incurable decease made her inspire the women who suffered from breast cancer to be strong and to prevent the illness. Her six children motivated her to undergo the surgery. The New York Times published the results of each operation to make women informed health choices.

Only a few people can survive or succeed through challenges of life. I suppose Angelina Jolie is a bright example of a strong human who “can dance under the storms of life” as a proverb says. Looking through her life and career, we can conclude that she follows her principles in life, which helped her with achieving success in filmography, overcoming cancer, also with her humanitarian activity.

  1. Just-go-ahead attitude. Sometimes we felt depressed or disappointed when we lost our loved people. Not any of us could find courage and desire to forget the past to heed its lessons and go ahead. However, we can`t say this about Angelina Jolie.

All of the great have one in common. They never give up. Nothing stops them. Their dreams differ. Their tastes aren`t alike. They don`t aim at the same things. Anyway, they work on their plans in the same way. The more they fail, the more and harder they try next time.

  1. Bride ranges of interest. Jolie`s circle of interests seem boundless. She is a professional actress, and a successful humanitarian. She was able to succeed in both filmography and humanitarian work. Not everything is gold that shines. You will be able to discover the real gold examining it thoroughly.

Your desires are like gold. Choosing one isn`t enough to achieve it. Sometimes, we ourselves trust that the aim is ours while it was chosen under the impression about people-around-us` experiences.

  1. Do, what you love, love what you do! The great and genius people are worth of respect first because they were able to determine and realize what they loved to do and followed their dreams. The world is full of people who are sure that if they quit their jobs, no matter how much they hate those professions, they will lose the meaning to live on.

We are different. We have various aims, desires. As I suppose, we all have one special mission in life. The thing, the task, which will determine our personality in general. To realize your mission you will have try, perhaps, some thousands of aims. However, the result is clear. You will have some results. If you can go till the end of the way, you will be able to achieve everything you wish.

  1. Humanitarian. Nearly all of the great people are well known as good philanthropists or humanitarians. Angelina Jolie is among them. The measure of the effectivity of your deals is how many people and how you could help? What could you do? The more people you serve, the more you will learn and grow.

Angelina Jolie quotes:

“Make bold choices and make mistakes. It`s all those things that add up to the person you become”.

“I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us”.

William Henry Gates

William Henry Gates was born on October 29, 1955 in the USA. He is a famous businessman, investor, author, philanthropist and humanitarian. However, Gates is considered one of the two founders of Microsoft Corporation with Paul Allan. He has been the wealthiest person in the world according to the Forbs since 1987 up to 2017.

Deep interest is what can characterize Bill Gates. Recalling his school years, he said: “It was hard to tear myself away from a machine at which I could do so unambiguously demonstrate success.” He is believed to have a brilliant memory from school times. Besides business, he showed himself in humanitarian work too. In 2009, Gates and Warren Buffet founded The Giving Pledge. Reading his biography, I came across the fact that it was his parents, who brought him up to success as they rewarded when their children won, and on the contrary – punished when they lost.

Bill Gates` quotes:

“It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” I suppose the secret of the great`s simplicity is self-improving. It is one of the characteristic signs of the great. Your past mustn`t prevent you. At the same time, it is impossible to live in future.

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