This mindset is valuable in any endeavor where success is not immediately achieved. Perseverance and resilience in the face of obstacles lead to lasting success & wellness.
What can we, as writers, photographers, artists, and bloggers learn from American inventor Thomas Alva Edison? Plenty, as it turns out. Edison is famous for many inventions, including the phonograph, a commercially viable lightbulb, and the motion picture camera.
His success resulted from trial and error, and many, many failed experiments before creating a lightbulb that could last 1200 hours, just as an example. He could have stopped. He could have given up. He chose to frame his work in a positive light:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Edison’s philosophy is particularly compelling to anyone who does creative work:
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.
How many rough drafts, spoiled drawings, and blurry photos have you created before that stroke of serendipity? Are you looking at a…
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The aspiring artist has sold 2 of her drawings. Does this mean that she is aspiring no more? Maybe she thinks so because she refuses to join any art contests that have been recently proposed to her.
At any rate, going forward she will be personally posting and blogging about her artwork here. Stay tuned!
This was drawn by the artist for her cousin once removed who loves Betty Boop along with a sweet, personal note that’s been removed for this post. The recipient has an assortment of Betty Boop items (a jacket, earrings, purse, etc) but likely doesn’t have this watch. We’ll have to send her one to add to her collection.
If you’d like this watch or other Betty Boop items for someone you know who loves Betty Boop, click here.