When Thomas Alfa Edison tried to invent the light bulb, it was recorded that he failed 1000 times. The remarkable thing about him was his ability to view his failure as a progressive success. “I have not failed 1000 times but I have successfully discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb,” claimed Edison.
Making mistakes is the unavoidable part in making progress. If we are unwilling to make mistakes, we will not be able to make any progress in anything we set our heart to.
A Christian motivational speaker, Dr John C Maxwell says that our performances depend on our determination to keep on trying as it sharpens our abilities.”
What Maxwell says pretty much sums up Edison’s secret to success. Despite the many mistakes Edison made, what made him succeed was his determination to never stop trying. Let’s strive for progress and not perfection.
They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion