Quote of the Week: No Substitution for Hard Work

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas Edison

Sometimes teams need to be motivated in order to be the best that they can be. Team building quotes help us inspire each other while also allowing us to commemorate the great leaders of the past.

hard work quotes

This week’s quote comes from one of the greatest inventors and entrepreneurs of the twentieth century, Thomas Edison. Although sometimes credited with the invention of the light bulb, Edison’s biggest accomplishments were the phonograph and motion picture camera. He did improve the already-invented light bulb by developing the first commercially practical incandescent light.

Like Henry Ford, Edison applied the principals of mass production and large-scale teamwork to his process of invention. Among other works, Edison is credited with the first industrial research laboratory dubbed “Menlo Park”.

It was the first institution built with the soul purpose of producing constant technological modernization and improvements on his many products. Most of his inventions were created here with the help of his team conducting research and following his direction. He was known to inspire his team by both his actions and his words.

Edison believed there is no substitute for hard work.

Doesn’t it feel better to accomplish something that you worked very hard on than to turn something in that you did last minute? Hard work and dedication really does pay off in the long run, and there is no telling how far your work can take you.

When was there a time that you felt like your hard work paid off?

We would love to hear your stories about your hard work and how you felt accomplished! Check back for more team building quotes each week and let us know which ones motivate you.

 

Samantha DiFeliciantonio

Team Contributor

Subscribe

Sign up for tips on crafting the perfect team.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Categories

Podcast

around the world podcast logo

Get ideas, inspiration and best practices from across the globe.

apple podcast logo spotify podcast logo

Be a Guest Blogger

Do you have any useful tips, tricks, guides, or valuable insights about company culture?

Learn more  

Sign up for tips on crafting the perfect team.

Less drama? Greater productivity and job satisfaction? Yes, you really can make an impact, and TeamBonding is here to help. Subscribe to our blog for useful tips, tricks and insights.

More great content based on your likes.

The Future Is Flexible: Benefits of Workplace Flexibility

Flexibility in the workplace is more than allowing your employees to take an hour off for a doctor’s appointment. It’s about giving your team a choice of how, when, and where they want to work. 

Read More  

Upskilling Employees: 5 Strong Reasons to Invest in Employee Development

Upskilling focuses on helping existing employees improve their skills, or learn new skills, for their current positions with the company. 

Read More  

How to Honor and Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day has a different meaning for everyone. Oftentimes, people use this day as a celebration for the arrival of summer. Cookouts, family reunions, and a 3-day-weekend are all a blast but they can take away the importance of what the day truly signifies. While you celebrate good food and loved ones, don’t forget to honor and celebrate the brave men and women who have died fighting for our country.

Read More  

7 Benefits of Organizing Corporate Retreats (Example Events Included)

Without face-to-face communication, it is easy for employees to feel isolated and unmotivated. Occasional team meetings and conferences are not enough. 

Read More  

Questions? Need a quote?

Complete this form to get started or call 877-472-2725.

Loading Icon

Create Your Free Account

Get exclusive access to new programs from the TeamBonding Lab, save your favorite ideas, and track your upcoming events.
Already have an account? Login

Please wait...

Sign-in

Don't yet have an account?
Create a Free Account

Forgot Your Password? Password Reset