“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that… ”

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

-Albert Einstein

Illustration from Flickr by donkeyhotey

Illustration from Flickr by donkeyhotey

Albert Einstein has a fan club. He was launched into international super stardom when Arthur Eddington’s work confirmed his General Theory of Relativity, which eventually brought him the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Einstein’s name has become synonymous with genius, and in 1999 Time Magazine recognized him the “Person of the Century.”

Applications of his theories are seen in daily use in such devices as the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, laser technology, and DVD players.

Einstein attributed much of his success to good old hard work and sticking with problems far longer than most people.


Where would sticking with a current problem or challenge longer than you normally would help you discover and realize your own genius?

“The best way out is always through.”

“The best way out is always through.”

– Robert Frost, American poet

505Image from Flickr by Erik Cleves Kristensen.

Someone once told me that when you’re going through hell, keep going!

Who doesn’t have their daily personal and professional challenges? Many people seek the support of a coach to deal with such matters in a more effective and efficient manner so that they experience greater fulfillment, satisfaction and joy.

Frost is suggesting here that rather than avoiding or escaping our difficulties, we work through them to get to the other side.


Consider using my three-step coaching technique, the pivot point exercise, to work through at least one of your front-burner issues or challenges.

You can find it on The Quotable Coach site here: www.thequotablecoach.com/action/theres-always-some-further-action-to-take

Feel free to reply to this message and let me know how things work out.