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What Can History Teach Us About Success?

March 13, 2017 / motivation
What Can History Teach Us About Success?

We can learn a lot from history…

Henry Ford, the man who revolutionized personal transportation, lost financial backing and support twice before finding success with the Model A. He never lost sight of his vision, learned from his mistakes and applied that knowledge forward until he got it right.

Many stories tell of Thomas Edison’s experiments to perfect the incandescent light bulb. The numbers range from 300 to 10,000 experiments, but he never stopped and used every “failure” to make the next one better.

Abraham Lincoln, one of our most famous presidents, lost a lot in his life.

He lost his wife and son, went out of business, and lost six elections for public office before being elected President of the United States. Now there’s a lesson in not giving up!

There’s a lot to learn from the past, and we can use that to create a better future. What is the take away from these examples?

An obstacle only stops you if you allow it to.

Whether it is your 1st, 2nd, 10th, or 100th try, KEEP GOING!

Do something different. Learn from what went wrong and use that to help you succeed in the future.

Stay focused on your goal. Don’t let any setbacks or challenges stop you. In fitness or anything else, “failure” only happens when you stop trying.