Practice makes a man perfect
When Sir Thomas Alva Edison was asked about his failure in a number of experiments before inventing the electric bulb, he just smiled and said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. 10,000 ways of how not to make an electric bulb. What he actually meant was that every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. In other words, practice makes a man perfect. He invented the electric bulb and changed the world forever. Today we are enjoying the fruits of the efforts of this great scientist. The man who perfected his inventions by doing his experiments or practicing hard in his lab.
Over a century ago, another man Charles Good Year was willing to work hard and experiment to support his dream of making rubber useful for all mankind. The rubber gum was too sticky to be used for making any product. Charles spent 17 years of his life experimenting with rubber. During this period, he had to face a lot of difficulties. He borrowed money for his projects and nearly lost his life in one of the experiments before discovering the secret that made rubber useful – a process called VULCUNIZATION. He perfected the way rubber could be used in making tyres. Today in any automobile right from car to airplanes…… every time we see a tyre, we need to thank Charles Good Year for his invention. We all owe him a lot. Had Mr Good Year not been willing to work for 17 years, he would never have reached his goal and it might have been many more before rubber was made useful to the world.
Sachin Tendulkar is known to everyone who knows even little bit about Cricket. Tendulkar has been the near perfect batsman India has seen in nearest years. This is a result of dedicated practice and hard work for years together. Recently, he completed twenty years in Indian Cricket and has a number of centuries to his credit. He comes from a middle class family in Mumbai. It is said that he did not have enough money to buy his...