“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

Tunnel VisionSome might wonder why my blog this time has a header with a quote from Albert Einstein. The reason is that lately I have been extremely busy and a lot of pressure put from many sources, this is just the normal environment of a Maintenance & Reliability professional.

However it is important to not forget to take a step back from the logic of our existence where we solve problems, implement better practices and processes, etc. in a logical way every day. These logical functions that we deliver makes us have a bit of a tunnel vision, like the horse that is pulling the wagon with the blinds on so he does not get distracted.

Stepping back and Imagining where we could go, what we could do better, how we can deliver better results, what we can learn from anything and use it in our Reliability & Maintenance practices. Only focusing on the problems we are in without looking around for opportunities can make us miss some extremely great opportunities.

Only focusing on the problem of being stuck in the snow far from everybody in the middle of the mountain

Could make us miss the opportunities that are all around us, the beautiful views, the nature... and of course the people around that could help out 🙂

So in the heat of the game of finding the very best Reliability & Maintenance practices don’t forget to take a step back, relax and imagine… because Imagination will take you everywhere.

Another good quote from Albert Einstein is : “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

But more on that later, I hope you have a great Imaginative rest of the weekend and don’t forget to comment 🙂

Warm regards, Bjarni Ellert Ísleifsson, CMRP

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2 thoughts on ““Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

  1. Bjarni, It is very positive to think this way. I think too many times the work assoictaed with machinary becomes too tasks focused. Most people get really busy at work and just want to check the items off the lists. It is good to step back and let your mind think and dream of other ways to make things better. To help with this I learned that all ideas don’t need to be big ideas and that the “making it 1% better” ideas are very valuable and easier to implement. This way people don’t get trapped thinking all ideas, dreams, and changes need to be hugh to be successful.

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