"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ― Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. Like most businessmen and entrepreneurs, he suffered many setbacks before he finally developed innovative products that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
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Ever wonder what it really takes to make a living as a creative person in today's complicated world?
MacLeod presents some witty keys for creative success, including "ignore everybody. Why should you "ignore everybody"?
Because, he writes, nobody else can tell you whether your idea is worthwhile. People can give you advice, but at the end of the day, it's your decision. The more original an idea, the less helpful the advice is going to be.
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