Monday, September 17, 2012

Genius, preceded by failure

"We haven't failed. We now know a thousand things that won't work, so we are much closer to finding what will."--Thomas Edison 

Oh, the power of positive thinking. If it were not for can-do attitude, the human race would be deprived of an extraordinary number of amazing things. 

Did you know?
  • Thomas Edison made 1,000 failed attempts at inventing the light bulb
  • Walt Disney was once fired because he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas". It was also said we was turned down about 300 times before he received financing for Walt Disney World. 
  • Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team
  • Henry Ford was broke five times before he launched the Ford Motor Company
  • Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old. He received below-average grades. He was told he would "never get anywhere in life"
  • Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and his first business was a failure. 
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright battled depression.They had numerous failed prototypes before creating a plane that could remain airborne.
  • Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a television reporter. She was "unfit for TV".  

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all." --J.K. Rowling

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