What Thomas Edison Can Teach Us About Failure

Will Failure Stop You?

Will Failure Stop You?

It never ceases to amaze me how wrong we humans can be. Take failure for example. All our lives we are taught failure is BAD. We must always triumph no matter what. Whether it’s in a physics class or on the gridiron—failure is NOT an option.

Well, I beg to differ with that view. Failure is always an option BUT it doesn’t have to be the end of life as we know it.

In fact failure’s a pretty good thing—REALLY!

Take Thomas Edison, for example, how many times did he fail before his lab finally found just the right filament to light the world? News flash: It took over 3000 experiments before Edison successfully invented and patented the electric light bulb.

If Edison didn’t give up after over 3,000 failures what about our businesses? Do we give up if a marketing campaign doesn’t work out as expected? Or do we learn what doesn’t work and move on? Read the rest of this entry

Keith is the resident writer and troublemaker at Empowered Pros.
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