Why Thomas Edison Wasn’t Afraid To Fail

Thomas Edison - You’ll Never Invent Alone! 2

By Megan Garry-Evans, Legends Report Writer

How Thomas Edison become one of America’s greatest inventors through self-improvement.

 “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  

- Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor; inventing the practical and mass produced incandescent light bulb, the first machine to record and playback sound (the phonograph) and the motion picture camera. From a young age, Mr Edison had a fascination for chemical experiments and mechanical objects. This curiosity he pursued continuously and relentlessly, conducting experiments whenever and wherever he could.

While working on the Grand Trunk Railroad to Detroit, he set up a laboratory for his chemistry experiments. Later as a telegraph operator, if Mr Edison wasn’t at work, he was engaged in his experiments, until he finally quit his job and gave his undivided attention to his passion. He opened a new laboratory, where they worked on multiple inventions at a time. Countless hours of experiments were conducted here, as Mr Edison urged to resolve the faults in his ideas. Thomas Edison had the same expectation of his himself as he did his employees, he believed in hard work:

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