Inventing a dream…

It took Thomas Edison over 2,000 attempts to invent the light bulb. When asked how he felt about his repeated failures, he replied “I never failed once. My invention just happened to be a 2,000 step process.”

Good morning! I am so glad Thomas Edison kept going, aren’t you? What is something in your life that you have given up on or aren’t pursuing as avidly as you might because it seems too hard or unattainable? What if, like Edison, it is a 2,000 step process? What if instead of thinking as your goal as unattainable, you realized how many of those 2,000 steps you have already taken?

Your Turn: Ask yourself where you have given up or been detoured by the idea of failure. This month embrace Edison’s quote to restart and rejuvenate your goal.

Today’s Affirmation: Failure does not exist, unless I choose to let it.


Inventing a dream… — 2 Comments

  1. I might have started the day backwards but here I am reading – this mornings inspiration – “Inventing a dream” after spending most of the morning reading through different areas of MTM. You could say I’m on the verge of an “ah-ha” moment!

    Although, I have been through the first MTM Toolbox session, I still couldn’t overcome my busy life and really work the program as I should. This morning, I read “Brook’s Thoughts: Toolbox Tips and Reflections : Step 2: Coulds, woulds, shoulds–I let myself go! Who am I?” and realized she was talking to ME about ME. I’m so busy I need to jump right it assimilate the materials and get on with it – only to have some other priority get in the way of actually finishing anything that has something that could improve my life. But as Brook points out true life achievement is not taken in big gulps but in little manageable steps that are reinforced along the way the previous steps. So Edison’s quote – “I never failed once. My invention just happened to be a 2,000 step process.” Is the revelation to bring all of these pieces together! I’m ready to start at the beginning of the “Make Today Matter Toolbox” and take the time to build the foundation I need to change my life!

    Thank you Brook for giving us all this avenue to travel on and find our own ways in life!

  2. Reading Inventing a Dream made me realize just how much I have given up on myself. After a long illness, I have become out of practice performing music and out of the habit of cooking. I formed new habits that now get in the way of re-establishing my wonderful old habits. I went to a concert last night. It was so invigorating. It stirred something in me that has long been dormant and I cried all the way home. I guess I truly miss using my talents and the joy they once brought me.

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