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“When shown his office, he was asked what equipment he might need. “A desk or table, a chair, paper and pencils,” he replied. “Oh yes, and a large wastebasket, so I can throw away all my mistakes.”

― Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe

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Since there is no such thing as a straight path to creativity, it is essential to give yourself room to make errors along the way.

There won’t be any innovation if errors aren’t allowed.

With his desire for a huge wastebasket, Einstein acknowledges the difficult path that leads to brilliant ideas.

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