Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thought of the Day: The Secret is to Never Give Up

Thought of the Day:

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time." Thomas Edison 
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Mr. Thomas Alva Edison is one of the best examples of someone who failed repeatedly but kept trying. And, you know, eventually, he WAS successful! He kept trying because he believed in himself. He knew he would succeed. His attitude about failing can be summed up in this quote, 
"I've not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work," Thomas Edison
Life's funny like that. When you fail, you're not really failing unless you give up completely. Learn from the mistakes that were made and go back to the drawing board to figure out a different plan of action. Find a better way that is going to help you succeed. You must understand why you failed if you ever want to be successful in reaching your goals. If the dreamers and inventors of the past never stopped to analyze why they failed and had simply given up—we would not have cars, electricity, the internet, etc. 

Making mistakes is a part of life. It's completely normal. Keep your confidence level up and believe you will make it to the top of the mountain. Believing is more than half the battle. And, it doesn't matter if other people believe in you. If you don't believe in yourself, then you're going nowhere fast. Change your attitude and perspective to unlock all the possibilities. 

If you find that you can't focus on the work—get away from the distractions. Remove yourself from the things that might be distracting you—television, people, animals, or whatever else that might be the culprit. Also, make sure to get your rest and feed your body/brain. A well-rested and nourished mind will always outperform a brain that is short on sleep or doesn't have the fuel necessary to keep churning.

Finally, you don't have to be a genius to achieve your dreams. You must be willing to put in the hard work to get the job done. This is one thing that seems to catch people off guard. They think achieving something is going to be easy, then the next thing they know—they're completely overwhelmed and headed for the door. 

Making something of your life requires hard work!! However, if you put in the time and effort, you will see the fruits of your labor begin to develop. Maybe it won't happen tomorrow or next week, but it will happen if you keep putting in the work. Keep trying and never give up. 

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