Reflections Before Bedtime #45

By: Gabriela Yareliz

When confronted with the topic of failure, Thomas A. Edison could have said many things. Aren’t his many journals of “failed” attempts at the lightbulb the ones that fill the Smithsonian Museum of American History?

Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

Someone wisely pointed out that if Edison had failed or believed his attempts too audacious, naïve or tiresome to continue, we’d all be sitting in the dark.

Trying is a risk. It takes vision, humility and determination. Trying will sometimes cost you a lot. Yet somehow, as you keep trying, you keep growing. And in the end, you may very well find yourself standing in light.

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