Genius Is 99% Perspiration and 1% Inspiration

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“Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety- nine per cent perspiration.” This famous saying by Thomas Alva Edison is very relevant in our present day context.It means that it is hard work that makes a person a genius.Edison was of the view that geniuses are made, not born.I agree with his views.Not everyone in this world who has good luck is a genius.Usually we find that the people who work hard to achieve their goal are the ones who are successful.Many times while mentioning a person who is very successful we say”Oh!He is a genius.”But we don’t think about the amount of hard work they have put in to succeed in life. Most geniuses have made enormous efforts to equip themselves with special qualities. They all work extremely hard. Successful people also have the inspiration which drives them to work hard.They usually look up to someone for motivation.It may be their parents or some other person.It is the combination of both inspiration and hard which brings an individual success. The first example I would like to give is about Edison himself.Edison never completed his schooling in a proper school.His mother was a great influence on him and taught him at home. It was his mother who made him feel that hecould succeed in life.Therefore he started studying hard and invented many useul things like the bulb. Next we have Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam who was greatly influenced by his father. He worked very hard in life and became a space scientist at the ISRO and later became the president of india. Abraham lincoln was a political genius who worked hard and fought against slavery.He lost two times in the presidential elections but he did not give up. He persevered and then he won the elections.Lincoln strongly admired Henry Clay. Now a question comes to the mind that if geniuses are made by hard work then why are there so few of...
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