This entry is a continuation to a post from last week.
To begin, I’d like to share three quotes from Thomas Edison. The first is one that I’ve referenced many times. The reason I reference it so often is that I personally find inspiration in his words and wisdom…
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
I take Edison’s words to heart. As a man with over 1000 patents in his name, he’s not a bad person to emulate. Many of his quotes are printed on the walls of my gym. A quick glance to the wall serves as a nice reminder to keep on keeping on.
I didn’t always realize that my stubborn nature and refusal to give up or give in could be an attribute. When I was younger, my stubborn nature was often criticized. As I’ve grown older, I now realize that I wouldn’t have it any other way. If I believe in something, I’ll argue my point until you are tired of arguing. If I want something, I’ll keep busting my ass until I get it done. I don’t give up. I may get frustrated and come close to losing my mind, but I will keep on trying! It’s the only way I know how to live.
If you follow a similar approach to life, you’ll likely enjoy the video below.