Thursday, 3 January 2008

Lessons From Edison

Thomas Edison had over 1000 patents, in 1877 he also created the first phonograph prelude to vinyl, his first words into the machine was a nursery rhyme “Mary had a little lamb” he was over 30yrs old. Ask yourself if you were testing this equipment for the 1st time what words would you have used? I’m sure it would not have been a nursery rhyme. This shows that Edison had a childlike creativity, which contributed to his drive and desire to devise more inventions.

When Edison invented the light bulb he had over 20,000 failed attempts, after each experiment he adjusted what he had previously done and tried again. Where would we be today if after one failure Edison repeated the experiment over and over with the same chemical formula?

A lot of people today repeat behaviors and methods over and over even though past results have not worked. The phrase “banging your head against a brick wall” comes to mind. Coaching helps identify other solutions which are catered to the individual.

There are many keys to achieving success and fulfillment; this is one of the main ones. Find out what works for you and when you find it do it. What changes can you make in your life to ensure achievement? If you are not sure give me a call or drop me an email and see what I have to say, there is only one sure-fire way to know if it works, as Thomas Edison would say

“Change the formula and experiment”
“Change the formula and experiment”.
“Change the formula and experiment”.
“Change the formula and experiment”.

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