Thomas Edison: Stepping on failure to stand tall

Besides inventing the incandescent light bulb that he’s greatly revered for, Thomas Edison is in equal measures idolized for thousands of failures endured before making that achievement. Considered one of the most persistent people in recorded history, the world we live in was revolutionized as a result of his famous inventions.
The incandescent light bulb invention was especially plagued with the most failures but the persistence he deployed saw him develop other great inventions. Other prodigious inventions by Thomas include telegraphs, telephones, batteries, cement and phonographs.

In this respect then, reckon and ask yourself, how many of your endeavors have you tried and failed without even considering trying again for the second time? Was it playing the guitar or learning a new language?
Unlike you, the perseverance displayed by Thomas Edison helped him build a number of amazing things. As a result of this great man’s ingenuity, a number of modern conveniences can be attributed to him. In brief, we can learn a few things from Edison:

1. Persistence

It took Edison a period of fifty years for him to achieve any viable success in his many efforts of creating an incandescent light bulb that was long lasting. The goal was to find a type of material that was compatible in order to form a long-lasting filament. Originally, he put to use platinum but it only got to work for only two hours. Next, he tried experimenting with Carbon as its melting point was the highest. When this failed to produce the desired results, he tried using chromium, boron, nickel, platinum, molybdenum and even platinum once more. In the end, Thomas found a way of making Carbon function as the material for the filament and was able to light it for more than 40 hours.
We learn a very important lesson from the persistence that Edison displayed. If you are trying out something, never stop or settle for less. Always aim for the top and if you fall short of your expectations, TRY AGAIN!

2. Meeting the unmet need

The classical philosophy of marketing dictates that you should strive to fill the need that hasn’t been met. All inventions of Thomas Edison followed the simple trend of being practical things that the majority of the population needed, this included the phonograph, light bulb, batteries, etc.
Not only could Thomas invent things, he did invent practical things. Everyone can boast of a practical skill that they can put out there and offer the world, and just as the world was in need of the talents of Edison, it also needs yours. Do you have any ideas that would meet an unmet need in the world? What do you see around that needs improvement? This was the same kind of pondering done by Edison to get him to the level he reached.

3. Determination

Deep in his heart, Edison knew that he could make an invention with determination. The quest for inventing the light bulb took Thomas Edison a period of about four years. Edison in regard to his experiments in electric light said he was never discouraged or had any inclination to become hopeless. He knew there was a way of making the light bulb function and for it becoming a viable product for the general public use.

For those of us engrossed in obtaining goals, this is a very valuable lesson. You also should ask yourself this, how determined are you that you are going to attain success? Is your attitude right to accomplish the goals regardless of the shortcomings?

Thomas Edison managed to see thousands of better ways to perform things. He had to make things literally happen in order to become successful. He never saw all the failures he had encountered as really being “failures”. He famously said that even if he found 10,000 ways that something didn’t work he didn’t regard that as failure and that he couldn’t be discouraged. He emphasized that each wrong attempt discarded is nothing but a step forward towards success. Consequently, we should learn to turn our own mistakes into learning experiences and be persistent.

5 Quick And EASY Techniques To Help You Realize And Fulfill Your TRUE Goals In Life

This article explains 5 POWERFUL techniques to achieving and fulfilling ANY goal you wish in life.

Did you know that ‘Goal Setting’ is the secret to fulfilling ANY dream or desire you want in life?

Did you also know that SUPER Successful people use ‘Goals’ to attain the knowledge and wealth they have today?

Some of you reading this right now might agree and some of you might not.

That decision is yours to make.

The reason people find it too hard to achieve their goals is simple because they’ve set their Long-Term goals before setting Short-Term ones, or they just didn’t plan their goals out carefully.

Goal setting strategies are VERY important, especially for those who want to achieve Long-Term goals.

Well, your in luck because I’m going to share five ‘Goal Setting’ techniques to help you realize your TRUE goals today.

Your only requirement is to keep an open mind.

So, with that said, lets go to Technique #1.
Technique #1. Start with Short-Term goals.

Sometimes, people start with short-term goals unconsciously.

Why unconsciously?

Some of them may have considered the goals to be long-term at the time they planned them; and after achieving a goal, they realize that they are in fact, looking forward to a longer one.

Some are contented with their short-term goals, but after a while will realize that they also need to attain long-term ones.

Short-term goals seem to be our starting point for our Long Term ones.

They also motivate the person to plan for longer goals, which will usually take some time before achieving them in full.
Technique #2. Make sure you really want the goal.

By this, you have to ask yourself: “Do I really want this goal and will this goal give me a better life?”

Answering this ONE question will give you more passion and motivation to achieve your goal.

Some people often recall their past to find out Why and How they came up with such goal.
Technique #3. Speak up.

What I mean by this is you shouldn’t keep your goals to yourself only. By sharing your goals with other people it’ll help you get the support you may need in order to fulfill them.

The problem that usually occurs though is some people are just too shy to tell others about their goals for reasons like they are afraid they cannot achieve them in the end, or they lack the courage to speak their minds.

This is not a good habit to get into because when the time comes that you really need their support, you will have a difficult time getting it.

You’ll then be left to achieve your goals all by yourself.

Don’t make this mistake.
Technique #4. Write down your goals.

This strategy is critical and more advisable for those who have a long list of goals.

After writing them down in as much detail, it is advisable that you review them on a daily to weekly basis because this will encourage and motivate you to achieving them, plus, this will also keep that vision of your goal alive.
Technique #5. Stay on track and never give up.

Reviewing notes will help open your mind to see if you are on the right track. While on track, you may have to face challenges that might change your personality.

A person who is overconfident might suddenly feel depressed after finding out that he is going the wrong way in achieving his goal.

Thus this might lead to abandoning the goal.

Never be discouraged.

Facing obstacles is a test on how passionate one is to realizing his or her goals.
There you have it.

Give those a try and keep a visual picture in your mind everyday of you fulfilling that goal you desire so much.

Realize Your Dreams In 10 Steps

1. Make a list of things that are really important to you are. What is really important to you? Family ?, leisure ?, personal development, retirement?

2. Your goal off. Remember very well what you want to achieve, what is your goal? The more concrete the better. Consider then what you must do to achieve this.

3 See yourself in the future. E. Nightingale concluded after a study of what makes people successful: “We are what we think.” The image that dominates our brains most of the time is how we ended up. Therefore, setting goals crucial in achieving success. It helps us keep the most important in life in mind. Nightingale says that the easiest way to achieve our goals is to pretend we have achieved already. In other words, walk, talk and pretend you experience all the success you look so forward. This acts as a self forfilling prophecy: where they believe, comes from.

4. Write 10 things you want to accomplish this year. By making a list of things you care about, you start creating images in your mind. These are your goals. These allow you convert knowledge into targeted action. When your goals are planted in your subconscious they will make you take action. Your behavior is influenced by your subconscious mind and the thoughts and ideas that you have in your subconscious – positive or negative-determine your actions.

5. Create your own storyboard. Take blank paper and paste pictures from magazines, magazines and newspapers on things that you want if you want to reach. We humans once thought in pictures. In this way, always keep your goals in your mind.

6. Write for yourself how your ideal day look. Write it in the present tense, as if it is so. Try to involve senses it. What you hear, what you taste, what you feel?

7. Visualize every day. Every morning and every evening visualize what your goal is and how your ideal life looks like.

8. Make a plan. Make a plan to reach your goal and resize it to daily steps so you know what each day to be your actions. Before going to sleep, make a list of the six things you will do the next day. In order of importance.

9. Evaluate your actions. Evaluate every week and month of your progress. What went well, what can you improve. If you get stuck, ask for help. If something is not working, try something new. Do not be afraid to try new things.

10. Never give up. Everything takes time, focus on your actions and not too much on the result, if you do your everyday actions and learn from it, then the result

“There is no secret to success, it is just a matter of how much you want something and how hard you are prepared to work for it. We can have anything we want in life, so long as we are prepared to make The Necessary sacrifices to get it. ” – Jayne Leach