Keep thinking, think of it everyday

According to the following article about mathematician Yitang Zhang and his successful 4-year quest to prove the “bounded gaps conjecture”

“It is hard to answer ‘how,’” Zhang wrote in an e-mail. “I can only say that it came to my mind very suddenly.”

He told himself over and over again, “Keep thinking, think of it everyday,” Zhang recalled. “Even sometimes, for one period, I couldn’t sleep very well, because maybe [it was] in the dreams, dreaming the solution of the problem.”

And according to the following article about Dick Post, winner of the Livermore Lab’s first Lifetime Achievement Award

“He has ideas coming out of his mind minute-by-minute,” Yamamoto said. “He’s so full of energy from all these ideas he has over the weekend that every Monday morning he can’t wait to call me and talk to me about them.”

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