How not to be fat

Find many ways “not” to be healthier
and do the opposite!

Light bulb.

If the immediate goal of being a slim and healthy weight has not worked immediately for you then follow the example of Thomas Edison. He created the first – long-lasting, practical** electric light bulb.

He is famously said not to have failed to invent the light bulb thousands of times in his numerous experiments but instead to be one step nearer to inventing the lightbulb with each new improved but not quite perfect new version.

I suspect once or twice he was getting nowhere and perhaps had to go back, using his notes, to the line of previous enquiry which might have been working better for him.

So in our quest to gain and maintain the healthiest and fittest versions of ourselves possible, we need to use some of Edison’s characteristics and techniques.

  • see what works for you
  • be tenacious
  • be flexible and open to new ideas
  • never give up but don’t be afraid to try new ideas
  • don’t continue doing the same things and expect different results

** Edison’s version was able to outstrip the others because of a combination of three factors: an effective incandescent material, a higher vacuum than others were able to achieve (by use of the Sprengel pump) and a high resistance that made power distribution from a centralized source economically viable.


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