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Do the Common things Well



Do you see those who are skillful in their work?

 They will serve kings, they will not serve

 Common people

Helping the deaf to communicate was Alexander Graham Bell’s motivation for his life work perhaps because his mother and wife were both deaf.” If I can make a deaf – mute talk, “Bell said, “I can make metal.” For five frustrating and impoverished years, he experimental with a variety of materials in an effort to make a metal disk, that, vibrating is response to sound, could reproduce those sounds and send them over an electrified wire.

During a visit to Washington, DC, he called on Joseph Henry, a scientist who was a pioneer in research related to electricity. He presented his ideas to him and asked his advice: should he let someone else perfect the telephone, or should he do it himself? Henry encouraged him to do it himself, to which bell complained that he lacked the necessary knowledge of electricity. Henry’s brief solution was.” Get it”.

So Bell studied electricity. A year later when he obtained a patent for the telephone, the officials in the patent office credited him with knowing more about electricity than all other Inventors of his combined.

 Hard work. Study. Hope Persistence. These are all “common things”. They are the keys, however, to doing uncommonly well.