Wood Floats

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"The law of floatation was not discovered by the contemplating the sinking of things, but by contemplating the floating of things which floated naturally, and then intelligently asking why they did so.” -Thomas Troward


Professor Downey
Professor Downey


Its funny but true, in the early days of shipbuilding, ships were made of wood because wood floats and iron sinks. Today ships all over the world are built of iron. It was discovered that anything could float if it’s lighter than the mass of liquid it displaces.


Imagine the problems you could solve, the hurdles that you could overcome, if you spent more time contemplating the solution rather than the problem.


Do you have a photo problem? (Or any kind of problem) Steal a page from the book of “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and begin with the end in mind. Contemplate how you want it to look in the end.