20 Life Lessons from the 1900s Still Relevant Today

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Learn from failure

History is peppered with accounts of failure by those who eventually made a difference in people’s lives.

Even though Thomas Edison’s inventions were changing people’s lives in the early 20th century, it is important to know he failed a thousand times before his light bulb worked. He didn’t look at it that way. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” he said.

“The light bulb was an invention that took 1,000 steps.”

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