A Secret Inside Albert Einstein’s Famous Quote

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein

Arvell Craig
4 min readJan 18, 2022

There’s a secret in this quote that I want to unpack with you today. But first let’s fully grasp what it says on the surface.

The Surface Level Power of This Quote

When you read this quote on the surface, it already conveys a powerful idea about mindset and problem solving

.If you don’t change the way you think, you will continue to see things the same. And in seeing things the same, your approach to overcome challenges will likewise remain the same as well.

When most of us fail, we don’t do anything vastly different the next time. Instead, we’ll possibly put the blame on external reasons and keep trying again.

Next we might seek out new knowledge. But the real issue is not about knowledge. It’s about wisdom. It’s about perspective. It’s about how you use the knowledge you have.

That is the key that Einstein gives us with this powerful statement. It gives us an escape from repeating the same failures over and over.

So that’s how I’ve always read it.



Arvell Craig

As AI invades every area of society, I'm choosing to positively and proactively learn, leverage, and integrate it for personal and professional growth.