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 the same idea as the young man but he was considering electricity as the power source while the young man used a gasoline engine to power the car. He slammed his fist down and shouted “young man, that’s the thing! 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 that 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 and the damage was too extensive for insurance cover. Before the ashes were cold, Henry Ford handed Edison a cheque of $750,000 with a note saying that Edison could have more if he needed it!
In 1916, Henry Ford relocated his home to the building next to Edison’s home and when Edison couldn’t walk and was confined to a wheelchair, Henry Ford also bought himself a wheelchair so they he could have wheelchair races with his friend and mentor!
Thomas Edison made Henry Ford believe in himself and for then he got a friend for life!
Don’t ever be jealous of other people’s success. If you can’t win a race, help the person in front of you break the record! Putting out the candle light of your neighbour in the dark will never increase the brightness of yours. Your candle will not lose its light when it lights up another candle. Getting the job done is more important than who gets the glory! Be inspired, speak positively into someone’s life today, you might end up saving a soul, and discover later, the soul you saved was actually yours. Click HERE to read more inspirational posts by Danstan