Inspiration: Thomas Edison- the Man who failed a 1000x

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Do you know who Thomas Alva Edisons is? Well, let me tell you about him. Edison was born and lived from February 11, 1847, to October 18, 1931. He was an American inventor and businessman who held a world record of 1,093 patents, he was dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”. Edison created the world’s first Industrial Research Laboratory. He invented the Light Bulb, the Motion Picture Camera, the Phonograph, a Stock Ticker. He also inventor Batteries for Electric Cars, and other inventions. These numerous inventions of Edison have influenced the world greatly.

His Inspiration

What you may not know about Thomas Edison is the number of times he experienced failure in his life before becoming successful. Edison was labelled as retarded as a child, he couldn’t speak until he was 4 years old. He was removed from school after being called retarded.

Edison failed at every single job he had until he finally became a successful inventor. He kept on going on with his inventions because he loved what he did. He finally succeeded after failing over 1000 times.

Edison was a man who persevered until he succeeded, and he didn’t stop until he got what he wanted. Most people just give up when things get tough, and remain where they are.

May you be inspired by his quotes to persevere in all your endeavours in life so that you become an individual of success.

Some Life-Changing Quotes of Thomas Edison

  1. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
  2. “The reason a lot of people does not recognize opportunity is that it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”
  3. “Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”
  4. “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
  5. “Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”
  6. “When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.”
  7. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
  8. “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.”
  9. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
  10. “I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.”

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