Thomas Edison’s Lesson For Achieving Greatness

My to-do list has stuff like clean the bathroom, fix the closet door, and file the tax return. Edison’s 5 page to-do list from January 1888 clearly demonstrates aspirations to greater things, including:

  • “New slow speed cheap dynamo”
  • “Refining copper electrically”
  • “Ink for blind”
  • “Artificial ivory”
  • “Marine telegraphy”
  • “Sorting coal from slate machine”
  • “Regenerative kerosene burner”

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