Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. – Napoleon Hill
“Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” – Napoleon Hill
Thomas Edison has long been credited with inventing the electric light bulb. The fact is that it was first introduced by a couple of other inventors in 1800, some 47 years before Edison was born. What Edison did was design a commercially viable Incandescent light bulb introduced in 1879. Now, whether he actually had 10,000 failures before he finally succeeded is a matter of conjecture. However, it is said that he did not have 10,000 failures but that he found 10,000 ways not to create his invention. Thomas Edison’s tenacity and refusal to accept defeat led him to become the most prolific inventor in American history with 1,093 patents, including the pantograph and motion picture camera.
WE NEED TO REGAIN OUR PIONEERING SPIRIT!
If we look to our current educational system it is easy to see why today’s youth is being groomed to accept subsidies and entitlements from big government. Just this past weekend I heard a news report that one school will no longer have a student honor roll. They are going to instead acknowledge the entire school roster in order to avoid any students feeling left out. Now that is a fine incentive to achieve greatness isn’t it!.
If our forefathers had lacked their adventurous spirit, stamina, courage and competitive spirit, America would not have become the lighthouse of the world. It is these same traits that we in business must embrace if we expect to be successful.
MISTAKES ARE PART OF THE LEARNING AND GROWING PROCESS
Many of us are afraid of making mistakes and, as a result, fail to make decisions. The only way to avoid making mistakes is to avoid making decisions. Inaction results in nothing happening and doing nothing all can lead to failure. One of the causes of indecisiveness is lack of proper knowledge and often an unwillingness to seek more information from an authoritative source. While we can never make all the right decisions all the time, we can minimize the number of wrong decisions. Knowledge is power when properly applied.
WE CAN SHORT-CIRCUIT THE NUMBER OF FAILURES
When Thomas Edison was experiencing thousands of challenges while working on his various inventions, when it comes to building successful cleaning businesses we can benefit from the experience and expertise of those who came before us. How much time and money could Edison have saved if he had a pattern laid out from which he could follow?
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With 18 years in the cleaning industry and 45 years of experience building his own businesses, Gary Goranson was one of the first business consultants to serve the residential cleaning industry with real experience and solid credentials. Visit him at HouseCleaningBiz101.com.