Business Brilliance from Thomas Edison

Blog 34Business is tough. Here’s some workplace wisdom from Thomas Edison: Don’t give upAt least, don’t give up too soon! There’s a time to cut our losses, but don’t be blind to the success that could be just around your corner.
Edison was an American inventor and businessman born in 1847. He held 1,093 patents and is revered for developing the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the electric light bulb. Before you pull the plug on your enterprise, before you throw in the towel with your company, Edison believed, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
  • Before you give up, ask family and friends for their perspective.
  • Before you wave the white flag, find some trusted colleagues who can bring much-needed insight and another view.
  • Before you lay down your arms, consider working with a Life Coach who can give you an accurate assessment of where you really are.

Of course, all of us fail in life. Failure is a part of accomplishing anything. But how heart-breaking to fail when we don’t have to. Some of you are closer to success than you know. Before you give up, give yourself every opportunity for a light bulb to go on, for an aha moment to arise, and for a breakthrough to happen. I wish you success!