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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    failed my way to success

    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    When Edison was working on one of his inventions, a storage battery, someone pointed out to him that he had failed ten thousand times. "I have not failed," responded Edison, "I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work." Recognizing the real path to his accomplishments, Edison remarked, "I failed my way to success."

    Is this saying "Edison recognized that the path to his accomplishments had actually been tough, and said 'I achieved success through countless failures.'"

    Thank you.

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    InPerfectEnglish is offline Newbie
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    Re: failed my way to success

    Exactly! His failures helped him succeed in the long- run.

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