Harriet Beecher StoweInnovation can be a discouraging endeavor. It may feel like for every step forward, you take three steps back. While having an insight is a first step, perseverance is a key to success. Often great innovators build on the ideas of others, when others have decided not to go any further. Innovation and change will come if we keep moving. Harriet Beecher Stowe said it this way, “When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, ’til it seems as though you could not hold on a moment longer, never give up then – for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

This ability to keep pressing forward was also key to Edison’s success. He stated, “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So whatever project or idea you are working on, keep going, you may be richly rewarded.