What Thomas Edison can teach you about life

Often times when we go to the store to purchase something, we only see the finished product and buy it. What we do not see is the hours of hard work and effort that went into creataing the product you just purchased. Just like the light bulb, Thomas Edison didn’t create the bulb on the first attempt. It has been said that he tried 10,000 times before he actually created the first light bulb. As he said, "I didn’t fail 10,000 times, I found 10,000 ways it didn’t work."

How critical were those 10,000 time Edison tried? What would have happened if he had stopped at 100? Could you image life without lightbulbs?

Your life is no different. You decide on what you are going to do and you take massive action to get it done. Don’t get all bent up in the thought of perfection, you will not see the progress you actually made with this mindset. Don’t get bent up in thinking you will get it right the first time. In fact, I will be willing to bet that if you do something the first time,  your goal wasn’t difficult enough to bring you any level of satisfaction.

As you start working towards your goal, review your results to see how they align. If you are unintentionally heading in the wrong direction, regroup and change your course of action.  Head in a different direction, Just don’t stop! As long as you never stop heading towards your goals, you can never fail!