Thomas Edison on Work and Money

“One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But… I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.”
– Thomas A. Edison


When I need to slow down and read a few good ideas on simplifying my life. I stop by Sara’s blog On Simplicity.


Some days we need a little encouragement. If you are having one of those days just send me an email karl AT workhappynow dot com and I’ll send you a really good quote or thought that will knock your socks off. ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 thoughts on “Thomas Edison on Work and Money”

  1. Stephen - Rat Race Trap

    Karl, I love Thomas Edison’s quotes. That one is sooooo true. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Some people don’t get that, maybe even most people. It makes it so much easier to be happy, because your happiness doesn’t depend upon a specific result. It depends upon the growth process you choose to undertake along the way.

    Now on to “On Simplicity”. Thanks for the link!

  2. Any time I see something that Edison said or wrote, I go there right away. He was a remarkable guy with so many insights and the ability to communicate them.

    A financial reward is nice, but life is in the process and ‘in the now’ doing it, which is also the true value of anything we do.

    I really like Sara’s blog, On Simplicity, too!

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