Elias Howe invented the sewing machine – but not first. Before Howe patented his world-changing invention, a Frenchman created a sewing machine of his own.
Concerned about their jobs, French tailors rioted in the streets destroying all of the inventor’s beautiful machines. He had a machine that could change the world, but would he follow through?
Like many people, you may have made a few resolutions this year. Have you stopped to consider how your life might change for the better if you complete your goals? How could they help others?
Unfortunately, the Frenchman who invented the sewing machine was too frightened to recreate his invention. He fled to England and died a poor man.
Elias Howe, on the other hand, began tinkering with the idea of a sewing machine when he became to ill for his job in the 1840s. In spite of his sickness, he devoted all of his spare time for 4 or 5 years to his sewing machine idea.
Howe worked his way out of poverty and became the first to patent a sewing machine. The Frenchman allowed the rioters to convince him he had a bad idea, but Howe believed in his machine.
If you make any resolutions this year, stick with them. They may change your life.