Einstein and his lab assistant had just completed a project. They needed a paper clip to hold the project papers together. They hunted throughout the lab and were only able to find an old paper clip that was bent out of shape. As Einstein tried to fix the old paper clip, his lab assistant suddenly discovered a whole box of brand new, unused clips. But when he handed a new paper clip to Einstein, instead of using it to bind the papers, Einstein began to use the new clip to fix the old one. "Why bother fixing the old clip, when we have new ones?" the lab assistant asked. Einstein replied, "When my mind is focused on a problem, I can't quit until it is solved." Perhaps we too need to stay focused on our problem until we come to a solution, rather than opting for an easy way out.