“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever thought about the significance of persistence in your life, especially in your business? It can be a determining factor between success and failure.
As a serial inventor, Thomas Edison was no stranger to setbacks, but his journey to inventing the light bulb was notably filled with challenges.
The task of finding a material for the filament that wouldn’t burn out quickly was no small task. After numerous experiments with thousands of different materials, from bamboo to carbon, and countless failures, any ordinary person might have given up.
But Edison was anything but ordinary. He was doggedly persistent. He once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” And, indeed, after much trial and error, he found a solution and gave the world one of its most transformative inventions.
I’ve encountered my share of setbacks on my entrepreneurial path, just like you may have. But stories like Edison’s remind us that the key to overcoming these obstacles lies in our persistence.
So, today, if you’re grappling with a tough challenge, remember Edison. Remember that persistence is the fuel for success. And then take a moment to evaluate your own journey. Are there areas where you could exercise a bit more persistence?
If you want to learn more about the power of persistence, check out our book of the week “The Strangest Secret” By Earl Nightingale.