«Many of lifes failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.»
— Thomas Edison
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35 thoughts on “Many of lifes failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
That was some tenacious guy, huh? 😀
Yup 😀 … BTW, your name was on my “Team Charisma World People” winners list, did you want to have a go ?
This is so true…
Reblogged this on Parti di lui.
Perhaps Edison was right but I disagree with him. Sometimes, one can go till the end but failure is the fate.
Can’t disagree with your sentiment, it’s happened to me plenty of times ! … however I think Edison was talking about giving up too early, ie not finishing, and I think he’s right people often give up or give in too easily when they are close to achieving what they want.
Or another way of saying – a quitter never wins and a winner never quits 😀
How do you know when you are flogging a dead horse? Truth is – you don’t.
I always see that image in my head of the dude digging a tunnel out of, I assume prison… and he is turning around walking away, when the air is about a foot above him…something like that.
HOW do we ever know if that last push is not the one to break through to the light?
Maybe sometimes we let ‘common sense’ take over… maybe it depends on HOW MUCH we want it? Maybe, if water starts falling on our heads we know we have hit the ocean-bed instead of the light of day. blah blah blabidy blah – lol!
Well, they said it ain’t over till the fat lady sings … if that helps 😀
On my way…
Well I know this for a fact I almost quit school at one point, but my parents made me stay for two months till finals and I got pretty decent grades :).. glad I didn’t quit after all..
Smart parents, and a useful lesson to learn 😀
LOL … hints at a question !
I’ve heard a very similar quote, though I don’t remember who (maybe the people was just roughly paraphrasing Edison). It said “Most people give up right when they were about to succeed.”
Many ways to describe a sentiment, it’s the “I get it” that counts 😀
Reblogged this on Mohit – The caretaker.
Thanks for the reblog 😀
Now he’s a good one to quote!
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Merry Christmas Don.
Not as yet … why not post on my “Please share yourself here” page Leslie, it gets a lot of visitors !
How do I do that?
Go to the post, type a comment and press the “post comment” button ?
I have done that already. Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Siempre podemos fallar, pero nunca rendirnos
Siempre podemos fallar, pero nunca rendirnos – “We can always fail, but never give up”
Muchos gracias 😀
Hi Don..love the words. sometimes I feel like saying forget it all…that of course would never happen but these words are so true..a re-blog
Thanks Sherri, One love 😀
Or didn’t give up, but they just don’t speak Unicorn very well. Likely they wanted the opportunity more than anything else they have ever wanted for a very long time!
You speak Unicorn too ? I though I was the only one !
What a scary thought to think what could have been, if we didn’t stop. “What would you do today if you knew you could not fail”?
All the same things I am doing today. Not a thing different, except be better at it.
That is a very solid and positive approach.