Thomas Edison was a great inventor, an innovator, a mastermind. He was a genius. But, even a genius struggles. Even a genius fails. In fact, he failed a lot. While many of us quit in times of adversity, Edison was known to take a more positive approach, " I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
With our New Year's Resolutions in full swing, we are surely going to run into some bumps along the way. There will be times we succumb to our late night ice cream cravings and times we would rather hit the snooze button then get in a morning workout. Edison knew there was more to his success then just his brilliant mind, it took years of hard work, the ability to stick-to-it when things did not go his way, and good old-fashioned common sense.
While our goals may not be as lofty as his, they are still important and worthwhile. So, work hard, stick-to-it, and use common sense. Soon, your light will shine too.