Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Hellisheiðarvirkjun one of Icelands most impressive Geothermal power plants

Hellisheiðarvirkjun one of Icelands most impressive Geothermal power plants

Another one of Albert Einstein’s quotes starts my blog, I probably won’t make this a habit but I thought I would try.

Learning is one of the cornerstones of progress. I have the great fortune to be a part of the Icelandic Maintenance Association. This February 27th to 2nd of March the association is having a Thermal Imaging seminar at this impressive power plant in Iceland, close to the capital of Reykjavik.

It is our hope that by having great people together, sharing knowledge and ideas, learning from yesterday and living today we have great hopes for tomorrow.

This is a great opportunity if you are interested to come to a great place and learn, for further information just contact fvsi@fvsi.is. The seminar will be thought by Jim Seffrin from Infraspection. The seminar will be based on ISO 18436-7, Level 1. The curriculum can be viewed through this link.

We hope to see you there. www.fvsi.is The Icelandic maintenance association.




“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