What is Working?

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

“I’ve fond 10,000 ways that won’t work,” sounds like a really great place to give up. Let’s reframe that. In the 10,000 ways that didn’t work, what did work?

One of my I-give-up lines is “I don’t know.” What I’ve learned to do over the years is stop myself at “I don’t know,” and rethink it. The next question I immediately follow up with is “What do you know?” You may not know the answer to one question, but I can put money on the fact that there is something else you do know. So when I read this quote, it automatically makes me stop and immediately ask, but what did work?

What’s is working in your life?

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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