Most people who succeeded don’t consider themselves to be genius, they have worked hard for it!
Think about an achievement that you had that made you proud, or something that people commended and applauded you….I do not know what it is but 99% of the time, it is because you have worked for it, and you have worked hard.
Thomas Edison said it, “Success is ninety percent perspiration and ten percent inspiration“
The story of “light bulb” has been told over and over again…
Thomas Edison wanted to find a better and less expensive way to produce light. In 1877, he “invented” the light bulb, and he needed to find a material to place inside the glass bulb to make the light glow. Thomas Edison spent two years experimenting with different types of material including, his own hair, coconut hair, horsehair, straw, fishing line, and wood. Finally, after more than 1,000 trials, he used carbonized thread. On October 19, 1879, at 9:30 p.m., he lit the first light bulb. It burned for 40 hours. Thomas Edison had invented the light bulb. He led America into the age of electricity and changed the world forever.
Well, you can say that he is a genius, but he wouldn’t have succeeded if he had not worked hard, and in this case more than 1,000 trials. Well, I don’t know the procedure of putting the fibre in the experiment but if one can do 1~2 experiments a day, it will take 2 years! And that is how long he took, 2 years! Some article documents that he has tried 6,000 times, and even 10,000 trials….
Regardless, this is a story of true hard work coupled with never give up and believing in oneself!
Can you, work 2 experiments that fail, every day for 2 years? How many trials will you go through if you were him? One thing for sure many people would have given up before the 999th time, or even less than that.
The Only Place Where Success Comes Before Work Is In A Dictionary
And I would like to end this with another proverb:
Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
Work hard, then success, not the other way round.
This quotation has been attributed to several different people. A search on The Quotations Page indicates that this quote is attributed to Vince Lombardi. Other sources point to Vidal Sassoon, the inventor of the modern hair dresser and Donald Kendall, the co-founder of PepsiCo, and Mark Twain.
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