Why Did Albert Einstein Say Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

Today I want to talk to you about Imagination. Why did Albert Einstein say Imagination is more Important than Knowledge? The answer, in my opinion, is kind of like that old saying; Which came first the chicken or the egg? 


"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." By Albert Einstein

It doesn't matter how much Knowledge you have without the use of Imagination it doesn't serve you. Before you use Knowledge to create something you have to imagine what it is you want to create first. Then you can gather the information you need to make that creation a reality.

Here is a list of a few other words used for Imagination

  • Visualization
  • Creative Thought
  • Vision
  • Creativity
  • Ingenuity
  • Day Dream
  • Envisioning
  • Intuition
The book that I would recommend reading on this topic would be  
Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

When I was, a Little Boy Growing up

Now I don't know about you and how your life was but when I was a little boy growing up I lived with my mother three brothers and three sisters. My mom had to work to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table, so needless to say we didn't have a lot of toys growing up.
What we did have though was Imagination. We made our on toys; they may not have been as pretty, but they worked just as well as any store bought ones. Another thing we had was we lived out in the Country, so we had plenty of woods to explore. We had Grape vines to swing on, trees to climb and we also built a tree house out of whatever we could find. 

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do." By Walt Disney

So our Imaginations kept us plenty busy. We made homemade bows and arrows, spears, slingshots, soap box cars, and even those stilts that you walk on. We might not have had all of the nice things that other kids had in school but all in all we had an excellent life, and I would not have traded it for anything. Imagination helped me become the person I am today.

Where did we go Wrong?

When I look at the kids growing up today, they have no Imagination. When my siblings and I were growing up, our mother usually had to yell at us at least twice to get us to come in from outside to eat supper. Most of the kids today you can't hardly get them to go outside to play.
If you take away all of their electronic toys, they would be either lost or bored to death which is something that I never was as a child growing up. 
I saw it happening with my two boys. (Shane and Nathaniel) All they wanted to do was play video games; watch tv. are get on the computer. Every time I tried to get them to go out and play all I heard out of them was it's too hot outside, or there is nothing to do.
Now I live out in the Country myself with about five acres of woods to play in and explore. So you can Imagine my disappointment in them. I decided to lay down the law with them. No video games, tv. or computer unless it is raining outside.
I started taking them outside and exploring the woods around the house and started teaching them how to make all of the toys my siblings, and I used to make, and they had a splendid time.
Then they started using their Imaginations and wanted to explore more they wanted to know all of the different kinds of plants and trees that grew around our house, and you can Imagine that made me very Ecstatic.

The Problem

The problem is we as parents always want to give our children the things we never had growing up. We want them to have a better life than we had. I am not saying that is a bad thing. But tell me; did we have it that bad growing up?
If you were anything like me, you learned responsibility, respect for yourself and other people, the value of a Dollar, how to work for what you want out of life, how to appreciate the things someone else gave you, and also, you learned to be independent and take care of yourself.
Now I don't know about you, but none of these things seem wrong to me at all. The young kids I see today don't appear to have any Respect for themselves or anyone else, and they sure don't seem to appreciate anything. They always want the next newest video gaming system on the planet and the most expensive clothes and shoes.
Maybe it is just me, but I am not spending my hard earned money on the most expensive clothes, shoes, or gaming systems especially when they will outgrow them in a month or two, and the gaming system they have works just fine.
I also see a lot of these kids today still in high school driving nicer vehicles than I drive, and I work for a living. What's up with that!
I had to work and buy my first car.
It cost me six hundred dollars and a lot of Imagination to figure out how to earn the money to buy it.
Which was a lot of hard work to come up with, and it sure wasn't anything special, but I worked for and earned it. Which in turn gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment. 
I think the problem is we have to work so much these days because of how much it costs to live. So we try to buy our children's Love because of feeling guilty were not around as much as we would like to be. But what they want is our attention and for us to spend time with them.

The Solution

In my opinion, we need to get back to the old ways and teach our children the Morals and Values we learned as kids growing up. The kids growing up today are supposed to take care of us in our golden years, but the majority of them cannot even take care of themselves.
We need to find a way to show them the attention they deserve because they will not be young forever. We need to teach them how to use their Imaginations to figure out a way to earn what they desire.
We also need to teach them how to be independent instead of depending on someone else for all of their wants and desires. They need to learn how to be responsible and the value of a dollar which is not very much these days.
Why did Albert Einstein say Imagination is more Important than Knowledge? Because without Imagination, there is no Creativity or the Desire to accomplish anything.

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." By Carl Sagan




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How To Improve On Leadership Skills

I want to talk to you about Leadership and the importance of being a good Leader and how to improve on Leadership Skills. Not just for the people who work for you; But for yourself. All of these skills listed below are also needed to become successful in Life. So first off, here is a list of the top 10 Leadership Skills. 

The top 10 Leadership Skills. 

  • Honesty/Trustworthiness
  • Highly Motivated
  • Accept Responsibility
  • They help others succeed
  • Integrity
  • Listen/Communicate
  • Self-Confidence
  • Respect for others
  • Inspire/Motivate others
  • Vision

Honesty and Trustworthiness

Let's start from the top and talk about being Honest and Trustworthy. I am sure you have heard this saying before. "You are only as good as your word."
A good Leader is Honest and Trustworthy he/she will always try to be upfront with his/her co-workers. If you are anything like I was before becoming a Leader, I hated being left in the dark. I wanted to know how big the job was and how many hours a day I was going to have to work to complete the job. I always hated a Leader coming up to me on a Friday evening and tell me ("Oh, by the way, I need you to work Saturday.") like I didn't have a life outside of work.
I understand it happens sometimes, but if you knew ahead of time, you would not make any Personal Plans with Family or Friends, and you wouldn't get angry about it. So just as soon as a Leader sees that working Saturday might be a possibility he needs to let his/her team know.
When my boys were growing up, they learned from a very young age that when I told them something they knew it was the truth because I never lied to them about anything. If they did something wrong and I told them they were going to get punished for it, they knew before they went to bed that night it was going to happen.
That is the beautiful thing about children if they know that you; mean what you say, you very rarely have to punish them. The same goes for employees; you Lead; they just want to know where they stand and what the rules are. So always practice being Honest and Trustworthy.

Highly Motivated

A good Leader should be Highly Motivated and should jump in and help out were needed to get a job done on time. I can speak from experience about this because I am a Leader and if necessary, I will operate a machine all night long right beside my workers to get a job finished.
So how do you practice being Motivated?
Well, you could do like me and read Motivational and
Inspirational Books or listen to Motivational Speakers/CDs like Tony Robbins, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Zig Ziglar,
or Brian Tracy to name a few; to help you get into the habit of being a Positive influence.

Accept Responsibility

A good Leader Will Accept Responsibilities for his/her Decisions even if the decision that he/she made turns out to be the wrong one. A Leader will not let their employees take the blame for something they decided was the right thing to do; he/she takes full Responsibility. They learn from their mistakes.
In your personal life if you would learn to take full responsibility for your mistakes/actions and just try to learn something from them; then it isn't a mistake, after all, it is a chance to learn. I hear people all the time saying "It's not my fault." I'm not saying it isn't the case sometimes but not always. We are all Human, and we all make mistakes we just need to learn to take responsibility for them instead of pointing the finger at someone else. It is not the end of the world if we make a mistake.

Help others succeed

A good Leader will always help his/her, co-workers, to do and be better because he/she wants to see them succeed. If a worker is not excelling in a particular job, a Leader should move the employee to a position that is more suited for them and not just dismiss the person because the employee might very well excel in a different job.
If you always try to help others succeed you never know when that person or someone else might come along and help you to achieve success. (Good Karma. "What goes around comes around.") But not only that, you should get a sense of joy watching someone you helped; become successful.


A good Leader should have Integrity. He/She should always strive to do the right thing no matter what the outcome.
You always have those people in the workforce who want to become a Leader, and they try to do it by cutting corners and sucking up to the Supervisor.
In my opinion, they have no Morales, Values, or Integrity. Any person that sees someone become a Leader in this fashion will never have any Respect or Trust for such a Leader.
It is not hard to make decisions in life when you know what your Morales and Values are. Do not cut corners because in the long run it never pays off if you lose Trust and Respect from the people around you. So always have a strong sense of Integrity.

Listen and Communicate

A good Leader should always listen to his/her co-workers. The workers who are performing the jobs have a lot of good ideas sometimes as to how they could be more productive with their work just by buying a simple tool; or by changing the way you do something. A good Leader Should Communicate the co-worker’s ideas to his Superiors and give due Credit to the employees.
I have a saying I use quite often, and it goes like this. Our Creator gave us two ears and one mouth, so, therefore, He meant for us to Listen more than He meant for us to speak. The problem with a lot of people is they just don't listen they are too busy formulating in their heads what they want to say long before you get through talking. So my advice is to stay out of your head and learn to listen.


A good Leader should have Self-Confidence in his/her abilities to perform any job or task they require an employee to complete. I being a Leader personally, will never ask an employee of mine to do any job/task that I am not willing to do myself.
I recently wrote a post about Self-Confidence, so if you would like to know more about how to gain Confidence in your personal life, please check it out.

Respect for Others

A good leader will not only have Respect for his/herself, but they will also show Respect to others. I hear people all the time saying you have to earn Respect; I don't exactly agree with that saying.
I view Respect kind of like Trust; I will give you both automatically, but it is up to you whether or not you keep it. An employee will not Respect you if they see you do not deserve it. 
In my opinion, if you want your workers to Respect you show them that you are willing to go above and beyond to help them complete a job on time; instead of ordering them to hurry up and they will Respect you for that.
You always need to Respect yourself as well as others. If you show Respect, you get Respect back in return. If you show Contempt, you get Contempt back in return. Do you see how simple all of this works? The more you are willing to give in life; the more you will get in return out of life.
“I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.”   By Robert Michaels MD

Inspire and Motivate Others

A good Leader should always try to Inspire and Motivate his/her employees. When they do a good job, they need to hear about it. If they are struggling while trying to learn a different position, they need to be encouraged they can do it because you have Confidence in them. Let your co-workers know they have your support and in return, they will try and do the best job they can for you.
In life, you should always try to Inspire and Motivate the people around you. Your friends, family and anyone to whom you come into contact. You just never know how someone's life could change by letting them know you care, and I guarantee your life will change for the better. It doesn't cost you a thing to be kind and try to Inspire and Motivate, someone around you other than maybe a little time well spent.


A good Leader should have Vision if he/she has been a Leader for any length of time. You should know the strengths and weaknesses of your co-workers and how to position them to be the most productive with the least amount of effort.
You by now in your life should have somewhat of a Vision as to where you want to be in Life at least five years from now. If not, I would suggest that you do a little soul searching and try to figure out who you are and what you want out of life. Then set a Vision in the forefront of your mind and hold it there until you achieve your goal.

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Sincerely Dale (Life Coach)

What Is The Meaning Of Initiative

How many times at work have you heard your Leader/Supervisor say to you, you need to take more Initiative?

What is the Definition of Initiative? Well in the workplace it means to take Action and start doing a task/job just because it needs to be done, without having to be told By your Supervisor.

Here are a couple of examples using Initiative in the workplace.

  • Perhaps you found a faster more efficient way to increase production which will improve the business.

  • Or maybe you have an Idea of a new product line that the Company could Capitalize on or offer as a service.


But I am not here to talk about your job. I am here to talk to you about your Life.


This Website is about Motivation and Inspiration

So, Therefore, I don't want to talk about Initiative in the workforce. I want to talk about using your Initiative in Life. First off what is another word for Initiative? There are several. Action, Drive, Ambition, and Hustle to name a few.
"There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened." By Mary Kay Ash
A book I would recommend you read. What To Do When It's Your Turn, By Seth Godin
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Which one are you?

You may ask yourself why am I talking to you about Initiative and why is it so important. The answer to that is. If you are looking for any amount of success, you have to be one of those people who make things happen.
You cannot just sit around (Those who watch things happen) and Hope, Pray and wait for success, to occur; or wait for someone to tell you what to do and how to do it. It doesn't work that way! You have got to take the Initiative to do things for yourself. Those-Who-Watch-Things-Happen
How often do we sit around doing absolutely nothing but complain about life wishing things were different? Nothing in life will ever change without you taking the Initiative.
Don't be one of those people who wonder what happened!
You have to draw the line in the sand somewhere and say, Enough! I am tired of this Mediocre Life! I want Something More, Something Better!

Taking Initiative is a call to Action

Taking Initiative is a call to Action; it is being Self-Motivated and taking that first step in changing your life for the better.
How would your life change if instead of sitting around, wishing things would be different you decided to take the Initiative and the Action to create a business of some kind and make things different instead of just wishing? Think about it. 
You are probably saying to yourself. This man is an idiot. What kind of business can I create? The answer is unless you are willing to take the Initiative and Take Action Absolutely None!
 "Success comes from taking the initiative and following up persisting eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" By Tony Robbins

Examples taking Initiative

I will give you a couple of examples in my personal life where I took Initiative. I am Passionate about a lot of things, but I have three major ones.
  • I am Passionate about Natural Alternatives to Health Care.

I have studied and have become proficient in a Technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and I have spent hundreds of hours researching Natural ways of treating most all of the primary Health Problems. I then started a side business in my hometown (A New Beginning) where I make a little extra income while still working a full-time job.I-Can't-Wait-To-Be-My-Own-Boss
  • I am a Life Coach, and Passionate about Motivational, Inspirational, and Self-Help books. I have read Hundreds of these types of books, and this is my Purpose for Creating this Website. It is my wish to share with all of you the Knowledge I have learned over the years; to help you to Transform your lives so you may live out your Passions and Dreams.

  • This one I will tell you about later once we have gotten to know each other better.

"Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative – don't wait for someone else to ask you to act." By Sylvia Earle

Don't you Ever Get Tired of Working for Someone Else?

Does your job ever make you feel like pulling your hair out? I know mine does, but I am taking the Initiative to try and build a successful business for myself so that I don't have to answer to anyone but me. Whether I succeed or fail is up to me and how much effort and time I am willing to put into it. I Accept and take full Responsibility for my Actions.
What are some things you are Passionate about that maybe you could Transform into a Business of some Kind? Just Think About It For A While! Then Take The Initiative To Make It Come True!

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How To Gain More Confidence In Yourself

How to gain more confidence in yourself. I would say the best way is to stop depending on other people to solve your problems whatever they may be. It is ok to ask for advice about something you know nothing about, but the bottom line is you need to learn for yourself what it takes to fix whatever problem you are dealing with at the moment. 

Example: Let's say that you have a plumbing problem, and know nothing about plumbing. There are a lot of DIY books you could read up on and learn to fix the leak yourself instead of paying a plumber to do it for you or with today's internet you could find a YouTube Video on the subject of repairing leaky pipes.

Are you going to do a professional job? Maybe not! But the important thing you will have learned a new skill. If you ever have to fix a leaky pipe again, you will do a better job the next time around because of the Knowledge you have gained yourself. Therefore, you gain more self-confidence. But you will never know if you can fix the problem or not unless you try.
Step outside of your comfort zone just once and give it a try. What is the worst thing that can happen? You Failed! Is it a life or death situation that you failed? Is the world going to come to an end because of it? I think not! I have failed a bunch in my life, but the only difference is I don't look at it as failures because of what I learned along the way I can do better and so can you. I just have to continue learning and so do you. Knowledge is Power!
The above example works for nearly everything in life. Just like it says on a shampoo bottle just wash, rinse, and repeat. The more you do this, the more self-confidence you gain. Wash-Rinse-And-Repeat

Self Confidence Meaning

What does it mean to be self-confident? It means you trust your abilities to be able to conquer any problems that arise in life. It means you will find the way to overcome any obstacles or challenges if you, believe you can.
Having Self-Confidence is not the same thing as being Arrogant, though; some people mistake the two I don't know why. Self-Confidence is an inward positive emotion or feeling that you don't have to brag about you just know you can handle whatever comes your way. Arrogance is more of an outward negative emotion that you have to brag about everything you do to make yourself seem superior to someone else.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
By Lao Tzu
Here is a definition of Self-Confidence and also one on Arrogance.

How to Find Self Confidence

How to find Self-Confidence. As I explained in the example above the more you, learn to depend on yourself for the answers to your problems the more Self-Confidence you gain.
The very first thing I always ask myself every time I tackle a new issue. What is the worst that can happen? The truth is I might make a mistake. Big deal! I learn what I can from it, and then I move on. If the same issue arises again, I will be able to do it better next time. So we make mistakes! That's a part of Life; Learning from our mistakes.
“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
By Theodore Roosevelt

Tips for Gaining Self Confidence

Here are a few tips for increasing self-confidence.
  • Always ask yourself. What is the worst thing that can happen?
  • Change your definition of Failure.
  • Do not compare yourself to other people.
  • Don't compare your past experiences with today.
  • Always be kind to yourself and others.
  • If you have a lot of negative friends you need to change that to a group of positive friends.
  • Step outside of your comfort zone and try.
  • Don't take everything so serious.
  • Celebrate all of your successes no matter how small they may seem to be.
  • Eliminate the word I can't, out of your vocabulary.
  • Stop seeking for everyone else's approval.
  • Follow your Heart instead of your Head.
“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”
By Jodi Picoult

Self Confidence Exercises

Here are a few Self-Confidence exercises that you can start on today.
  •       Set up a few small goals that are achievable.

Example: Practice eliminating the word I can't, out of your vocabulary.

  •        Look for solutions to your problems.
Example: Research the problem and find a solution.
  •        Write down five to ten things you can appreciate about yourself.
Example: I have a wonderful personality.
  •        Don't talk negatively about yourself.
Example: I am so stupid, dumb, ignorant.
  •        Take time to get to know yourself.
Example: Who am I and what do I want out of Life.
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What is the Definition of Purpose

I know that you were probably just like me as a child when I was somewhere between the ages of nine or ten; I remember being off by myself somewhere contemplating life. I know I asked God this question a million times. What is the Purpose of my Life?

Well if you were anything like me you probably never got an answer or at least not one that you understood. But now that I am older and hopefully a little bit wiser I think I know the answer to the question.
God gave us free will to decide what our purpose in life is; he didn't want to choose for us he wanted us to figure it out for ourselves. Our Creator gave each of us as individuals different talents which we can choose as our purpose in life.


  • Maybe you love to sing, and you can bring joy to many people with your voice.
  • Maybe you're an artist, and you can bring beauty to the world with your paintings/drawings.
  • Maybe you're an inventor, and you can help people with your inventions.
  • Etc.
There is something special about each and every one of us that we could use as our purpose in life. What is your hidden talent? Don't tell me you haven't gotten one because it could be anything that you are good at doing. If you don't know the answer, ask a friend or a loved one what they think you are good at, and they will probably tell you all kinds of things you wouldn't even have considered. The-World-is-in-the-Palm-of-your-HandJust think about it; the world is in the palm of your hand.
Purpose can have many different meanings. But I am talking about life's purpose. In my opinion, we are to take those God-given talents we have and use them to bring Joy, Peace, Happiness, Love, Pleasure, and Laughter to the rest of the world to do a service to humanity. That is my definition.
“You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created; to be victorious.”
― Joel Osteen
There is an excellent book by Author Rick Warren called The Purpose Driven Life.
I think you would enjoy reading it.

When Purpose Meets Destiny

When you find your purpose in life, (your hidden talent) learn to develope it and become an expert in your field. Then as you become an expert share the knowledge that you have learned to help someone else on their journey in life. We are all teachers, and we all have something of value to contribute to the world. Share-The-Knowledge-You-Have-Learned
Here are a few quotes that I think are very relevant.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift, away.”
By: David Viscott
“When your purpose and passion are in alignment, your work becomes your calling, your life becomes your dream, and your mindset becomes 20/20 in clarity.”
By: Farshad Asl
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
By: Confucius
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