About Reaching Our Goals

One of the most successful individuals in the history of our country was Thomas Edison. In fact, many of the comforts we enjoy every day, like television, telephones, movies, indoor lighting, and recorded music, originated from the work of Edison.

He was a unique individual who experienced tremendous success throughout his lifetime.

While we may or may not achieve the level of success Thomas Edison did, we can certainly strive to accomplish our individual goals and dreams.

Two important starting components for reaching your dreams…

1) Always be positive. A can-do attitude goes a long way.

2) Never view your mistakes as failures, but as opportunities to learn and grow.

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

Then, set specific, realistic goals. Goals are extremely important. They define what you want to achieve.

Goals must also be within your capabilities. Also, be sure your goals can be broken down into mini-goals, all with deadlines. Keep track of where you are. Goals should always be measureable so you can determine how close you’re getting.

If we all did the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. –Thomas Edison

Finally, work for it. Unfortunately, we can’t hope to be successful and then ‘WHAM! it happens.’ To be successful, work to your fullest potential for what you want…just like Thomas Edison.

We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work. –Thomas Edison

Maria Gracia



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