Today’s Quote Is From Albert Einstein
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The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.
~~ Albert Einstein
I like this quote from Einstein. I think he understood the importance of standing out from the crowd. In his amazing intelligence, he also had great wisdom. You can never go any further than the crowd you hang around. Like a runner, you have to break away from the pack to get into the lead, to be the winner.
The Crab Basket
This quote reminds me of a story that I heard when I was young. It was very similar to the concept this quote embodies. My mentors when I was younger used to tell me to stay out of the crab basket.
What is a crab basket? When we went crabbing as a kid, we used to stick stinky, old chicken necks, gizzards, etc., into a crab basket. We would throw the basket into the water and wait for the crabs to crawl into the basket. Now one would assume if the hole was big enough for the crab to crawl into the basket, it would be big enough for it to climb back out of. And it was.
But, what happens when the crab gets into the basket and another crab goes into the basket, to feed on the chicken necks? They would start fighting over it and when one of the crabs tried to escape with a chicken neck, the other crabs would grab the crab and pull it back into the basket to fight over it some more. The other crabs would never let another crab leave the basket. They would always pull the other crabs back into the basket.
That’s kind of like the crowd you hang around with. When you hang with the crowd, they will always keep you hanging with them, by pulling you back down with them.
To be successful, you have to not think or run like the crowd. Be yourself. Walk you own path. Do what you need to do to succeed.
If you want to be different than the you are now, you have to get yourself around those that can help you. You have to be around those of like mind.
Don’t let the crabs pull you back into the basket.
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