How to Stay Energized, Upbeat, and Thinking Bigger through Busy Season

Five motivation tips from the masters.

By Sandi Smith, CPA
Accountant’s Accelerator

Here are a few of the best lessons I’ve received from the masters. Although tried and true, their stories and hardships keep me energized, upbeat, and thinking bigger.

1. Don’t give up

  • Thomas Edison performed 10,000 experiments before he discovered the light bulb. Friends asked him what he would carry on after getting no results. Edison said, “I got lots of results. I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”
Sandi Smith

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  • Beethoven had his share of critics during his time and was in constant conflict with the royalty that hired him to write his works. His response: “A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.”