How Charles Darwin Transformed Himself From a Gambling Drunk Into One of History’s Greatest Scientists

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Famed Evolutionary Scientist, Charles Darwin, was born into a wealthy family. The luxury of his family’s wealth gave him much free time. He squandered that time drinking, gambling, hunting and shooting his guns.

After failing out of the University of Edinburgh’s Medical Program, his father sent him to the University of Cambridge, a lesser school, at the time.

What transformed Darwin from a slothful, gambling drunk into the workaholic he eventually became after college?

Interestingly, the hunting and the gun shooting inadvertently exposed Darwin to a passion he had – the great outdoors. Darwin simply fell in love with nature.

Not long after graduating college, Darwin talked his father into funding his five-year expedition on the HMS Beagle. One of the many stops was the Galapagos Islands, and it was on this island, with its unusual creatures, that Darwin transformed into the famed Evolutionary Scientist, we know of today.

Darwin’s passion for nature led him to the Galapagos Islands, which set him on a new path in life.

The point of this article is to highlight the importance of discovering that thing in life which makes your heart sing. That signing, or passion, is the brain’s way of informing you that you have stumbled upon an innate talent – something unique only to you.

But, in order to find your innate talents, you must expose yourself to new things – you must Experiment.

Through Experimentation, you will find your unique gifts, your innate talents, the things which make your heart sing. And when you do, your life will never be the same.