LONG ON IDEAS

Posted: July 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

 Life magazine named the number one man of the millennium. The number of things he invented is astounding. He held more patents than any other person in the world, having been granted at least one patent every year for sixty-five consecutive years. His name was THOMAS EDISON. 

Edison was an optimist who saw the best in everything. “If we did all the things we are capable of doing,” he once said,”we would literally astound ourselves.” When it took him ten thousand tries to find the right material for the incandescent light bulb, he didn’t see them as that many failures. With each attempt he gained information about what didn’t work, bringing him closer to the solution. He never doubted that he would find a good one. His belief could be summarized by his statement: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Probably the most notable display of Edison’s positive attitude can be seen in the way he approached a tragedy that occurred when he was in his late sixties. The lab he build in west orange, new jersey, was world famous. He called the fourteen-building complex his invention factory. Its main building was massive greater than three football fields in size. From that base of operations, he and his staff conceived of inventions, developed prototypes, manufactured products, and shipped them to customers. It became a model for modern research and manufacturing.

Edison loved that place, but on a December day in 1914, his beloved lab caught fire. As he stood outside and watched it burn, he is reported to have said, “Kids, go get your mother. She’ll never see another fire like this one.”

Most people would have been crushed, Not Edison. “I am sixty-seven,”he said after tragedy. “but not too old to make a fresh start. I’ve been through a lot of things like this.” He build a lab, and he kept working for another seventeen years. “I am long on ideas, but short on time,” he commented. “I expect to live to be only about a hundred.” He died at age eighty-four.

If Edison hadn’t been such a positive person, he never would have achieved  such success as an inventor. If you look at the lives of  people in any profession who achieve lasting success, you will find that they almost always possess a positive outlook on life.

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CHANGE THE WORLD

Posted: July 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 THE FOLLOWING WORDS ARE INSCRIBED ON THE TOMB OF AN ANGLICAN BISHOP IN WESTMINSTER ABBY (1100 A.D).

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, i dreamed of changing the world. As i grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

but it, too, seemed immovable.

As i grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, i settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as i lie on my deathbed, i suddenly realize: If i had only change myself first , then my example would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement , i would then have been able to better my country, and, who knows, i may have change the world.

  Most of the people don’t understand success.Yet most of the people you know never achieve success.They will talk about it.they will dream about it,but most of them won’t possess it. Success isn’t the lottery,you don’t buy a ticket from general store and then wait for the success to strike. SUCCESS IS NOT A DESTINATION THING, ITS A DAILY THING.

As JOHN C . MAXWELL said:

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.The secret of your success is found in your daily routine”

You don’t need to be rich or lucky enough to be successfull,but you need to know some points:

  • You are what you do daily
  • It is as easy to form habits of success as it is to form habits of failure
  • you first from your habits; then your habits from you

You are always in the process of becoming something. whether you are becoming better or worse it depend what you give yourself to.

Allow me to share some of the point on how to make yourself successful,which i have learned from the book by john c . maxwell.

-STEPS TO SUCCESS-

  • DON’T WAIT FOR THE INSPIRATION.“You don’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” (unknown).The people who go far do so because they motivate themselves and give life their best, regardless of how they feel. To be success, persevere.
  • MAKE A COMMITMENT TO GROW DAILY. Now a days the greatest mistakes people make is that they have the wrong focus.Success doesn’t come from acquiring.It comes only as the result of growing.If u make it your routine to grow a little every day, it won’t be long before you begin to feel the difference and positive result in your life.
  • SACRIFICE PLEASURE FOR OPPORTUNITY. For every thing in life, YOU PAY A PRICE. you choose whether you will pay it on the front end or the back end. if you pay first, then you will enjoy greater rewards in the end-and those rewards taste sweeter.
  • PLAN YOUR PRIORITIES. One thing that all successful people have in common is that they have mastered the ability to manage their time. HENRY KAISER SAYS “Every minute spent in planing will save you two in execution.” You will never regain lost time, so make the most of every moment.
  • DREAM BIG.Robert j. Kriegel and Louis Patler said “we don’t have a clue as to what people’s limits are. All the test in the world can’t measure human potential. When someone is pursuing their dream they’ll go far beyond what seems to be their limitations. The potential that exits within us is limitless and largely untapped. WHEN YOU THINK OF LIMITS, YOU CREATE THEM.”