‘I HAVE NOT FAILED 500 TIMES, I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED 500 WAYS IT WON’T WORK!!’

YOU MAY FAIL  500 TIMES BUT YOU CAN STILL SUCCEED IN 501 TIMES!!

What a terrific example of patience and perseverance!!

This goes back to 1870’s. Thomas Alva Edison was burning the midnight oil in a workshop in New Jersey.He was trying to invent the light bulb.

He tried many experiments but all without success. His failure became the talk of the town and the story goes that after he had failed for the five hundred times, a journalist interviewed him and asked, ‘Mr Edison,how does it feel to have failed for five five hundred times? Why don’t you just give up now?’

‘No,no,young lady,’ Edison replied. ‘I have not failed five hundred times.I would rather say,I have just discovered five hundred ways it won’t work. I am also much closer now to finding a way that will surely work!’

Sure enough,in 1879,Edison invented the filament light bulb-an invention that changed the shape of the world. By the time this great scientist died,the man who had failed five hundred times had got 1024 patents to his credit,and founded the famous General Electric Company.But Edison’s real contribution to  mankind went beyond all this.He made it happen and showed us the power of perseverance,the virtue of learning from failure and the magic of never giving up. Is not it,My Reader?

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To succeed,one must learn to embrace failure and not be scared by it. success will eventually come to you!!

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8 thoughts on “‘I HAVE NOT FAILED 500 TIMES, I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED 500 WAYS IT WON’T WORK!!’

  1. Thank you Aditi for your sweet words for my post-i value it. I also thank you for taking your time out and going through series of my 8-10 posts.It speaks a lot about you and your efforts to learn new things.Thanks for following my blog too-it really motivates me and i will try to write posts which may be liked by people like you.
    Have a good day!
    ravi

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