We’re already half-way through in our 30-day December personal development challenge dubbed the #PM30DayChallenge and today, allow me to share with you, my phenomenal clan, a little truth in form of a story. After all, it’s #TruthThursday; let’s speak some truth!😎
The truth is; your candle will not lose its light when it lights up another candle!
In 1896, Thomas Edison, the great inventor who invented the electric bulb, was working on an idea to design a car when he heard that a young man who worked in his company had created an experimental car.
Edison met the young man at his company’s party in New York and interviewed him about the car. He was impressed!
He had had the same idea as the young man but considered electricity as the power source while the young man used a gasoline engine to power the car. He slammed his fist on a table and shouted; “Young man, that’s it! You have it! I think you are on to something! I encourage you to continue your pursuits!”
With these words of encouragement from the most highly respected inventor in the United States at the time, Henry Ford continued his work, invented a car and became wealthy.
On december 9, 1914, Thomas Edison’s laboratory and factory got burnt. He was 67 years old. The damage was too extensive for insurance cover.
Before the ashes became cold, Henry Ford handed Edison a cheque of $750,000 with a note stating that Edison could have more if he needed it!
In 1916, Henry Ford relocated his home to the building next to Edison’s home. When Edison was eventually confined to a wheelchair by his doctors, Henry Ford also bought himself a wheelchair in solidarity, to run wheelchair races with his friend and mentor!
Thomas Edison made Henry Ford believe in himself and thus got a friend for life!
1. Don’t ever be jealous of other people’s success. If you can’t win a race, help the person in front of you to break the record!
2. Your candle will not lose its light when it lights up another candle!
3. Getting the job done is more important than who gets the glory.
4. Don’t belittle, discourage or kill people’s (mentee) dreams, but rather propell them.
Take Away: Speak positively into someone’s life today, and you may just save a soul!
#YouArePossible #IAmPossible #LetsBePossibleTogether