Keep Going .........The Secret of Success
In 1870, Thomas Edison was burning the midnight bulb in a workshop in New Jersey, trying to create a light bulb. He done a lot of experiments but all were failed. He couldn't get the right solution. As the result, it became the talk of the town. After his 500th time failure, a journalist interviewed him, “Mr. Edison, how does it feel to have failed 500 times? Why don't you just give up?" Edison replied, "No, no, young lady, I haven't failed 500 times. I have just discovered 500 ways it won't work. I am so much closer now to finding a way that will work!”
In the year 1879, Edison invented the filament bulb the great invention and changed the whole world. By the time, he died. The 'man-who-failed-500-times' had 1024 patents to his credit, and had founded the iconic General Electric company. But the real contribution to mankind of Edison went beyond all this. By doing this great invention, he had showed the whole world the power of perseverance, the virtue of learning from failures and of course with the magic of never give up.
To achieve successful in life, one should learn to embrace failure and not be scared by it. If we are willing to learn, Failure holds valuable lessons for us. The founder chairman of IBM – Thomas J Watson advices, ”If you want to succeed, double your rate of failure.” So don't play blame game. Don't dwell on your failures. Re-focus on your goals and never give up. Don't doubt your abilities. Try to learn from mistakes.
Sometimes, when we don't see our desired result after doing hard work, we turn around and walk away – even if we may have just a step away from our targeted goal. Jacob Riis – the famous photographer-cum-journalist - said, "When nothing seems to work, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it - but all that had gone before."
One day, a group of school children asked from Sir Winston Churchill about the secret of success. He replied in just seven word, “Never give up. Never, never give up!"