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4 MUST-READ LIFE LESSONS FROM THOMAS ALVA EDISON

4 MUST-READ LIFE LESSONS FROM THOMAS ALVA EDISON

On December 31, 1879 Thomas A. Edison gave the first public demonstration of the incandescent lamp in Menlo Park. He is seen here in 1929 holding a replica of his first lamp, which had the power of 16 candles. In contrast, the lamp on the left had the power of 150,000 candles. (UPI Photo/Files)

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.

Edison was the last of seven children in his family and he did not learn to talk until he was almost four years of age.  Shortly after, he grew very inquisitive and began seeking from every adult he met, the explanation to the workings of just about everything he encountered.

If they said they didn’t know, he would look them straight in the eye with his deeply set and vibrant blue-green eyes and ask them “Why?”

4 Must-read Life Lessons from Thomas Alva Edison

  1. Pathway to Success

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

The one ingredient you’ll always need for the journey of life is persistence. It can take you further than any other quality alone. The power to keep going will conquer all other obstacles. Combine that with the energy and passion to see new ways around challenges and you’ll achieve your goals.

  1. Opportunity

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

Taking opportunities can be scary, some of them definitely are. To achieve anything in life, we need to take a chance. The beauty of taking chances, is that anything can happen. You might fall, get hurt, or be embarrassed, but what if you could experience something that is completely mind-blowing and changes your life forever.

  1. Activity vs Accomplishment

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”

Prioritizing is the key. And here a few of reasons to it.

  • When we are busy, we naturally believe that we are achieving. But busyness does not equal productivity. Activity is not necessarily accomplishment.
  • Prioritizing requires that you continually think ahead, to know what’s important, to know what’s next, and to see how everything relates to the overall vision. That’s hard work.
  • Prioritizing causes you to do things that are the least uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful.

4. Creativity

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

Creative work is no different than training in the gym. You can’t selectively choose your best moments and only work on the days when you have great ideas. The only way to unveil the great ideas inside of you is to go through a volume of work, put in your repetitions, and show up over and over again.

Obviously, doing something below average is never the goal. But you have to give yourself permission to grind through the occasional days of below average work because it’s the price you have to pay to get to excellent work.

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