Laughing at Albert Einstein…

One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard:

9 x 1 = 09
9 x 2 = 18
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 5 = 45
9 x 6 = 54
9 x 7 = 63
9 x 8 = 72
9 x 9 = 81
9 x 10 = 91

Suddenly there was chaos in the hall because Albert Einstein was wrong. The correct answer for the last problem is 90, not 91, and all his students mocked him.

Einstein waited for everyone to calm down and said:

“Despite answering the first nine questions correctly, no one congratulated me. But when I only missed one question, everyone started laughing. It means that even if a person is very successful, society will notice the smallest mistake and make fun of it.

Don’t let criticism destroy your dreams, the only person who never makes a mistake is the one who doesn’t do anything.”


A friend sent me this story (thanks Terri!) and I love the reminder…

Today: Focus on your wins. Congratulate other people for their wins. Don’t let the tiny set-backs or mistakes in life define you.

Cheers to another great day ahead!
Love, Joel.

Snapped this pic at Starbucks a few days ago. It’s a random happy message board where strangers have written sticky notes of encouragement for others 🥰