Who said, “I didn’t fail 10,000 times…”?

Filament Bulb Though he was often ridiculed, Thomas Edison made over ten thousand attempts before finally demonstrating the world’s first working light bulb 1879. Asked by a reporter, “How did it feel to fail 10,000 times?” Edison simply replied, “I didn’t fail 10,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 10,000 steps.”

Thomas Edison invented the long-lasting light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera through extensive trial and error.

Other quotes attributed to Edison on his try, try again mindset include:

“Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Using the principles in my eBook, Cybernetic Transposition, you can learn to successfully invent with a fraction of that Edison effort.

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