It is said that Thomas Edison performed 50,000 experiments before he succeeded in producing a storage battery. We might assume the famous inventor would have had some serious doubts along the way. But when asked if he ever became discouraged working so long without results, Edison replied, “Results? Why, I know 50,000 things that won’t work.”
I like Edison’s attitude. His determination in the face of obstacles and countless setbacks serves to remind us that we are one attempt away from success before we give up. Whatever the challenge you face today on your road to success, do not let your setbacks hold you back. Stay focused. Be determined. Don’t give up!
© 2012 Doug Dickerson
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