Monday, 27 June 2011

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work"

Have u ever heard that before,somewhere,somehow >,<

Sound familiar aite?to be honest,i heard that quote b4 long long time ago plus with da story about dat particular person & his name is Thomas A. Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman (

For first time i heard da story about him when i was at Pangkor Island last year,attending seminar with my coursemates. da story told by Abg Mus our motivator back there...
he told us da story dat when Edison was young he not good with his stdy,always being scold by his teacher,being called "stupid" then his mother was angry with his teacher bcoz of tht,he bring Edison to meet his teacher & told him dat one day she wanna prove to him dat Edison is not "stupid" like he say

.........................................................Later on

when Edison grew up he bcome a scientist,he try to invent something new to be benefit for da human being...

try after try....

try after try....

and almost 10,000 times his action still wont work...
then he say to himself,

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work"

later then,he manage to invent/create the electric light bulb which we use right now...
right after that,if im not mistaken kinda forget his mother bring him to meet his teacher,retired teacher at tht time &   
"i told u tht Edison is not "stupid" & he's now a important person who invent da light bulb"

he's teacher at first kinda not believe about that his student who he usually called "stupid" manage to do something dat important...

Morale of da story :

"That means that the person never gave up - just because it didn't work the first time doesn't mean they won't come up with a way that does work. Be persistent - Don't Quit - Don't Guve Up!. It is similar to the quote "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." 

I have seen the quote written this way: " If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward."...
Even the steps that were taken - looking for the one that would work - the ones that didn't work were considered a step forward - a step toward "success"! 

Did you know that - "Thomas Edison Tested Over 3000 Filaments Before He Came Up With His Version of a Practical Light Bulb. As Shocking As It May Seem, This Was Not His Greatest Invention." Imagine if he had given up when the first one did not work! His persistence paid off!!!

This is something that clearly states that nothing - poor hearing or only 3 months of formal education: it was this his highly individualistic style of acquiring knowledge that eventually led him to question scores of the prevailing theories on the workings of electricity..... Approaching this complex field like a "lone eagle," he used his kaleidoscopic mind and his legendary memory, dexterity, and patience to perform whatever experiments were necessary to come up with his own related theories... As many of his contemporaries continued to indulge the popular electrical pontifications of the day, he was ever sharpening his now ingrained style of dispassionate and bold analysis.... "I accept almost nothing dealing with electricity without thoroughly testing it first." he often declared. Not surprisingly, by arming his brains with this perspective, he soon established a firm foothold in the world of practical electrical science And of course, at the dawn of the "Age Of Electric Light And Power," nothing could have better served his ultimate destiny in the field of invention..."

He never gave up! Here are a couple more quotes that show that he kept trying:

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Thomas A. Edison 

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Thomas A. Edison 


Never never never ever give up,although u failed for da 1st time there always be for 2nd time,3rd time,4th time & even for 10,000 times its doesn't mean u have failed but u discover 10,000 way dat wont work. InsyAllah if we don't give up & never never never ever forget to pray to             THE ALMIGHTY Allah S.W.Twe will success,insyAllah...wallahualam
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  1. shura thx >,<
    copy add paste & credit (if not,its called plagiarism) :P