faFamous or not. Everyone fail at some point of life. Here are 20. successful people who failed. Because persistence they sussed.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”
― C.G. Jung
Rejections or failures
Rejection or failure is something that doesn’t feel good. But it depends on how you look at it. You can give up, saying you can’t do this. Or you can keep trying and working on improvements. As Thomas Alva Edison said: ” I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ”
And he is between successful people. Isn’t it?
While you struggle day by day towards the fulfillment of your hopes and your dreams, know this: “If there is no struggle there is no progress.”
Or as Winston Churchill said: ” Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ”
Successful people that Failed
Don’t be afraid to fail. In fact, failures often lead to success. I put together a list of successful people who failed. Who experienced massive failure before they found fame and fortune. But weaker people might have given up. Instead, these folks remained focused on their goals.
We all know Jim Carrey as a laugh-out-loud comic who’s brought us some of the best comedies of all time. But, we don’t all know the story of Carrey’s struggle. He grew up in a lower-income family with a father who struggled to keep jobs. They were so poor that he had to drop out of high school at the age of 15 and get a job as a janitor just to help support the family.
On his first comic stand-up at a club called Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto, he was booed off the stage. Later, when he auditioned for Saturday Night Live for the 1980-81 season, he failed to land the part.
2. Walt Disney
He was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
He has 302 failures before he got financing for creating Disney World.
3. Stephen King
Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, was rejected 30 times before it was published.
Not only that but King actually threw the manuscript into the garbage, only later to be retrieved by his wife who wildly believed in his dream of becoming a published author.
4. Steven Spielberg
He was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.
5. Thomas Alva Edison
His teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.”
6. Albert Einstein
As a child, Albert Einstein had some difficulty communicating and learning in a traditional manner. He wasn’t able to speak until he was almost 4 years old. His teachers said he ” would never amount to much ” .
7. Henry Ford
Henry Ford failed two times before that abruptly resulted in bankruptcies, prior to successfully launching the present incarnation of his company.
8. Fred Astaire
In one of Fred Astaire’s first screen tests, an executive wrote: “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little.”
9. Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin was considered an average student. He gave up on a career in medicine and was going to school to become a parson.
10. Vincent Van Gogh
He sold only one painting, “The Red Vineyard,” in his life, and the sale was just months before his death.
11. Harrison Ford
After his first small movie role, an executive took him into his office and told him he’d never succeed in the movie business.
12. Sir James Dyson
While developing his vacuum, Sir James Dyson went through 5,126 failed prototypes and his savings over 15 years.
13. Michael Jordan
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, looked himself in his room, and cried.
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
14. The Beatles
Rejected by Decca Recording studios, who said ” We don’t like their sound – they have no future in show business. ”
15. Akio Morita
You may not have heard of Morita but you’ve undoubtedly heard of his company, Sony. Sony’s first product was a rice cooker that unfortunately didn’t cook rice so much as burn it, selling less than 100 units. This first setback didn’t stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.
16. Orville and Wilbur Wright
These brothers battled depression and family illness before starting the bicycle shop that would lead them to experimenting with flight. After numerous attempts at creating flying machines, several years of hard work, and tons of failed prototypes, the brothers finally created a plane that could get airborne and stay there.
17. Jack London
This well-known American author wasn’t always such a success. While he would go on to publish popular novels like White Fang and The Call of the Wild, his first story received six hundred rejection slips before finally being accepted.
18. Elvis Presley
As one of the best-selling artists of all time, Elvis has become a household name even years after his death. But back in 1954, Elvis was still a nobody, and Jimmy Denny, a manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after just one performance telling him, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
19. Jack Canfield
He was rejected 144 times before he found a publisher for his book, Chicken Soup for the Soul. When Jack told the publisher he wanted to sell 1.5 million books in the first 18 months, the publisher laughed and said he’d be lucky to sell 20,000.
But that first book sold more than 8 million copies in America and 10 million copies around the world.
20. Abraham Lincoln
All of them we can say they are between successful people. Don’t we?
By Winston Churchill: ” Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston ”
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