Einstein said “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” He attributed his brilliance to that perseverance.
Actually I don’t think it is perseverence that made Einstein great.
You can work all day, all year, all term – name your timeframe – and if you keep using the same thinking that was used to generate the problem, it is impossible to come up with a solution.
You need only look toward Washington DC to see that truth in practice.
Innovation is not the same thing as invention. Yes, inventions require innovation, but true innovation is exactly what Einstein was talking about in the captioned photo above. Thinking differently is what makes all the difference in the world.