Lessons from Thomas Alva Edison —The Greatest American Inventor— To Surgical Investigators
My apologies for persisting in this topic of thinking, but I consider it to be the most significant aspect of my advice. “The man who doesn’t make up his mind to cultivate the habit of thinking misses the greatest pleasure in life. He not only misses the greatest pleasure, but he can not make the most of himself.”5 Failure without thinking is as bad as failure without trying. Failure with thinking amounts to something that with hard work and perseverance will ultimately lead to success. For the surgical investigator to be successful, he/she needs to remain faithful to the thinking process. Do not hold your thinking at anytime, but instead, continue to build your powers of observation and one day you will have a highly trained brain that will be able to see everything, to see it all.