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Thomas Edison was America’s greatest inventor and also a great businessman. His inventions created and contributed to modern night lights, phonograph, the motion pictures, and long-lasting practical electric light bulb.LMpic1 He was genuinely a Genius. Among his invention, some were improvements on various other inventions, similar to phone. Some were deliberately tried to invent, similar to bulb and motion picture projector. But, few inventions he stumbled on, like the phonograph. One day, as a little boy, Thomas Edison got back home from school and gave paper to his mom. He said to her, Mother my teacher gave this paper to me and revealed to me just you are to peruse it. What does it say? Her eyes filled with tears, she read the letter anyone can hear about her boy. “Your son is a Genius. This school is not the right place for him, and there are no efficient teachers to train him. So, please train him yourself.” Edison went to School only for 3 months. It was turning point for him because, he explored many things and developed interest in physics and mathematics.LMpic2 Many years later after Edison’s mother passed away, Thomas Alva Edison had become one of the greatest inventors of the Century. One day, he was checking his cupboard and found a letter, and it was that his childhood teacher wrote to his mother that day. Edison opened the letter.The matter written in the letter was, ” School cannot allow your son to attend classes anymore, he is mentally impaired. He is rusticated.” Edison became emotional reading it and then wrote in his diary. Thomas A.Edison was a mentally deficient child, whose mother turned him into The Genius of the century. A positive word of Encouragement can help change anyone’s destiny.

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

Thomas Alva Edison

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

Thomas Alva Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison

On 10th December 1914, there was a massive explosion in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. The legendary inventor who owned 10 buildings in a factory was engulfed by flames. Six to eight fire departments rushed to the scene but, could not curb the chemical inferno. After having tried all that he could, Edison calmly stood there watching the fire destroy, his entire life’s hard work. His 24 year old son Charles came over and stood next to him. In a child like voice, Edison said to his son “Charlie, go and get your mother and friends. They will never be able to see a spectacular fire like this in their entire life. Astonished and shocked by his father’s response, Charles asked Edison, Our entire factory is being burnt down to ashes dad.” Thomas Edison replied with complete composure “Yes, Our factory is being burnt down to ashes, all the mistakes we have made so far in the factory also are burnt down to ashes too. We will start all over again, tomorrow.”

 

 

That night, Edison told “In spite of the fact that I am 67 years of age, I am totally extremely tired of circling and endeavoring to control the fire. Tomorrow, I’ll start from the very beginning again once again. Thus he did. The following day was a crisp start for Edison and his child charles, in attempting to modify what had been pulverized by the fire.LMpic3

In last I would like to mention here, Our dreams are shattered. Our hopes broken. Efforts baffled. Strong people, they DON’T CRY, they try to rebuild their dreams. Great people, DON’T GIVE UP, they LIVE UP to the challenges that Life throws at them. Great people, DON’T GO THROUGH, they GROW THROUGH the difficulties that come on their path.

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