Everyone can suffer many setbacks in their lives. It does not matter if it happens in the family, at work, in business, or at school. Almost always, such events cause pessimism, unbelief in one’s own strength. To drop your hands and surrender is always easier.
But as the famous businessman and investor Robert Kiyosaki said: “You always manage to leave your business. Why do it today? “.
We haven’t mentioned this successful man in vain, because he was twice bankrupt and lived with his wife in the car for 9 months, when he lost his house because of debts in business. But he still achieved success. Like ten famous successful people, which we will talk about later.
All of them began with failures. Read their stories, and let it inspire you not to give up in the face of difficulties.
In less than a few years, after the future famous writer graduated from college, how her life turned into hell. Her marriage quickly disintegrated, she could not find a job and did not have enough money to exist. She was an unhappy single mother.
However, it was this situation that motivated Rowling to strive for success and self-realization as a writer.
Everyone knows this genius of mobile and tech gadgets. But few people know that Steve Jobs was dismissed from the company, which he created himself. Nevertheless, his other projects, like Pixar and neXT, led him to the CEO position at Apple again.
Later, the famous billionaire admitted that it was the dismissal from Apple that was the most remarkable event in his life.
You all heard that Bill Gates was kicked out of Harvard. In addition, his first business project, Traf-O-Data, was a fiasco. But Bill was too fond of programming to just give up. He created the corporation “Microsoft” and became a billionaire at the age of 31 years.
This outstanding personality, without which the modern world would have a completely different appearance (just imagine the world without “Microsoft”!), also began with failures.
Today the words “Einstein” and “genius” have become synonymous. However, this genius could not speak fluently until he was nine. For his bad behavior, he was excluded from the Zurich Polytechnic School.
Despite these troubles, he became a famous physicist and received the Nobel Prize. So if you are getting expelled from school, this does not mean that you will not become a new Einstein.
In the life of the sixteenth US president, there were three very painful setbacks. First, his business collapsed in 1831. Then, in 1836, he experienced a serious nervous breakdown. In 1856, he failed, running for the presidency of the United States. But all this did not break Abraham, he still reached his cherished goal in 1861. Here are his own words: “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
No matter how many failures were on your life path, remember, that success is still ahead if you do not give up.
Perhaps you remember the phrase of Michael Jordan from Nike advertising. There he said that he lost more than 300 games, missed more than 9000 shots. In addition, Jordan was often trusted to make a winning throw, but in 26 cases, he did not live up to his team’s hopes.
In the opinion of Jordan himself, it is his failures that are the key to his success.
As a child, Michael was too short a growth, and therefore many of his basketball trainers did not believe that he would someday achieve success in this sport. Nevertheless, years of hard training made him a star.
This giant in the world of Hollywood, one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of Mankind, did poorly in school. Later, he was expelled three times from the University of Southern California.
But today we know Spielberg as the owner of three Oscars and the creator of 51 films.
This man created Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and Donald Duck. But you probably do not know that in his youth he left school to join the army during the First World War (instead he became a driver of the Red Cross car on the Western Front).
The first Disney project, Laugh-o-Gram Studios, went bankrupt. But today, Walt Disney is the legend in the world of cartoons. He gave a few generations of children a happy childhood.
Vincent van Gogh
The famous Dutch artist van Gogh is an example of the most tragic story from our list. During his lifetime, he had never achieved recognition, but suffered a mental illness and had parted with his beloved woman. He was 37 years old when he committed suicide.
But after the death van Gog became a star of painting in the field of post-impressionism and one of the most talented artists of all time!
Stephen King became a famous writer in the genre of “Horror” is not just. As a child, he suffered from paranoia, he had attacks of neurasthenia. In addition, he lived in a poor family.
Further, it was even worse – drugs, alcohol … Many editorial offices did not want to print his books. But he still achieved success and became a very famous and wealthy writer, and his works became best-sellers.