How Einstein, Feynman & Tesla managed to learn anything, and you can do too!
Latest updates:
Search for:
Study Techniques

How Einstein, Feynman & Tesla managed to learn anything, and you can do too!

Ever wondered what great scientists found as their go-to driver to inspire and motivate them? Look no further as we have managed to find you a good bunch of tips. 

Einstein dropped out of high school when he was 15 and was the “ONLY” student in his class to not get a job after graduation. Einstein was a visual learner and used to conduct “thought experiments” in his mind to quench his curiosity. Every day, he would attempt to visualize how an invention and its underlying theoretical premises would play out in reality.

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

Like Einstein, question everything. Asking questions is the sure-shot way to build knowledge and move forward with your goals. So remove your fear of asking questions and try to visualize core concepts as much as you can! 

Einstein also ensured that he kept good health; while working at Princeton University, he commuted on foot—nearly two and a half kilometers every day, had good food, slept for 10 hours avg. a day, etc. It’s really important to have a good healthy body for a well-functioning mind to manifest its beauty! 

Keeping good mental and physical health is paramount. Exercise, go out on walks, take time out for your friends and family. These small practices pay high dividends in the long run. Dont only think like Einstein, be healthy like Einstein too! 

Peace of mind is the basis of a healthy body and a healthy mind, so peace of mind and a calm mind are very important. – Dalai Lama

Nikola Tesla was a visionary scientist and his accomplishments speak volumes about his dedication to work. Tesla’s dream of harnessing the power of Niagara Falls made him build a model of a water turbine at a very young age. He was a man with a big vision, and as you can see, he didn’t want to settle for less and was bound for great success. He clearly defined goals and had a habit of noting down his observations frequently. He was a hard-working, determined individual when it came to problem-solving. Even though Edison beat him in electric current at first, but Tesla did a great job and later won the War of the Current against Edison. Tesla also decided to pursue his own business after Edison fired him. The right people soon admired him for his brilliant ideas. George Westinghouse was impressed by Tesla’s innovative technology and decided to invest in Tesla.

“As I review the events of my past life, I realize how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies.” – Nikola Tesla.

Tesla is the working embodiment of hardwork with a core focus. Two qualities that you should have if you want to move forward with any goal in life. He focused on dissecting the problems into smaller chunks and tackled them accordingly. This is something you should do too! Try to solve as many problems/exercises as possible on your own! Do not look at references or answers and build your ability to think. Make notes of whatever you think is necessary and gain as much information about a topic from teachers around you. We have great tutors who can help you break down any subject and harness your ability to think. They also help you reduce exam stress, focus on your studies and much more! Download our app now and your first question is on us! 

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” – Richard Feynman.

Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize winner, eccentric physicist and thinker. His works involve quantum electrodynamics (QED).behavior of subatomic particles. Nanotechnology, quantum computing, particle physics, etc. He was a brilliantly articulate teacher and is still a source of inspiration for people from all walks of life. He developed a learning technique called the “Feynman technique,” which tells us how to learn anything in 4 steps. It is as follows: 

1. Identify the subject

Research everything you know about the subject; the whole internet is at your disposal! Look through textbooks, talk to tutors, take notes, etc.

2. Teach it to a child

Teaching a concept is a great way to get ahead with understanding any topic. Start by creating a blank note. Next, write the topic or subject that you would like to teach. Finally, write everything you know about the topic below it. It is important to make it clear and simple so that even a child can understand your message. 

3. Identify your knowledge gaps

This is where real learning takes place. Are you not seeing the bigger picture? What do you not know? When you gather and organize your notes into one cohesive story, you can highlight gaps in your knowledge. In addition, you can now refer to your source material (lecture notes or ideas, etc.). Finally, if you have questions about what you know about your topic, we have handpicked tutors available to help at any time! 

4. Organize + simplify + Tell a story

Start telling your story. You can now begin to weave a story with concise explanations by putting together all of your notes. Do some practice reading aloud. Tell the story to a friend. By doing this, you will see the point at which language is no longer simple. Stumbles could be a sign of incomplete thoughts. You can strengthen your understanding by using analogies and simple sentences.

For example, this is how Feynman describes interactions of particles: 

“All things are made of atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.”

This one line is enough to tell us that:

  1. Atoms are building blocks of matter
  2. They move around due to attractional forces between each other.
  3. However, they repel when brought close to one another. 

So, using learning techniques can greatly impact your learning experience altogether. We would explore more learning techniques, motivation and focus techniques in the next post 🙂 Till then, keep up the awesomeness! 

Spread the love

Content Strategist at Filo | Keeping the good content brewing for you to ace your studies.

Write A Comment

If you Like Our Content...

If you Like Our Content...

and want to be notified about Detailed Exam Analysis, News & Updates, Study Tips and more! Subscribe to Our Mailing List NOW! 

Thank You! Updated your relationship status with Filo as "Committed!"