Bukowski Told Us “Don’t Try.” Should We Listen?

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I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the titans of industry and studying the people at the forefront of their field. As far as I could tell, they did a lot of work. In fact, they often quote Thomas Edison who said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.”

Not only does that imply effort, it illustrates devotion to a task and a laser focus to a specific…