Thomas Edison worked through thousands of experiments before his light bulb turned on. Other geniuses throughout history have also had to put their ten thousand hours of effort into their life’s work. The brain, like any other muscle in the human body, must be used on a regular basis. Continually thinking up new ideas replenishes neurotransmitters, energizes the brain and enhances creativity.
A good volume of work comes from great virtue in work
“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend.
The brightest heaven of invention!”
Malcom Gladwell writes in Outliers: The Story of Success:
“Working really hard is what successful people do, and the genius of the culture formed in the rice paddies is that hard work gave those in the fields a way to find meaning in the midst of great uncertainty and poverty.”