If Thomas Alvin Edison, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, Vanderbilt, JP Morgan, and Steve Jobs had given up on their ideas, the world would be a dark, dreadful, and uninhabitable place.
Thomas Alvin Edison tested his incandescent light bulb 1,000 times before succeeding, all in the hopes of creating a better non-carbon emitting light bulb that could power billions of homes around the world.
Bill Gates was once said to have discussed his ideas with 1000 people. 700 individuals answered, 100 were genuinely interested, and 30 people helped him succeed. But he persisted in his efforts, hoping that one day he would be able to distribute 4 billion dollars to save the world through his foundation.
The Wright brothers believed they could assist humanity in navigating the skies. They tried and experimented with the first flying craft to the point of death.
Even after being diagnosed with cancer, Steve Jobs persisted in striving to create the best of the best goods that encourage innovation, simply to demonstrate to us that as humans, we are capable of so much.
Why shouldn’t you be able to overcome your own shortcomings and obstacles if they all managed to do so? Why should you give up if you have a worthwhile goal?
The goal will always outlast the guy. And the goal will always be shaped by the man who carried it out.