Reminder: Success usually is Achieved After Failure
This definitely is not a novice thought but sometimes we all need to be reminded that one usually must fail (not even just one time, although can be several times) in order to achieve success. We found a list of the ’50 Famously Successful People who Failed’ that we wanted to share to help others to just give a reminder that failure is truly the first step to success!
The list is broken into business gurus, scientists and thinkers, inventors, public figures, Hollywood types, writers and artists, musicians, and athletes.
Below we highlighted a couple of our favorites although to see the complete list visit ‘50 Famously Successful People who Failed’
Thomas Edison: Edison was told by teachers that he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Then when he started to work, he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive. He also made 1,000 unsuccessful tries at inventing the light bulb before it was developed.
Walt Disney: He was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Then he tried to start a number of businesses that did not make it and ended with bankruptcy and failure. This did not stop him and he continued with his business ideas therefore Disney was formed.
Oprah Winfrey: Growing up she came from an abusive childhood. Early in her career she was fired from her TV Reporter job and was told that she was “unfit for tv.”
Bill Gates: Dropped out of Harvard, first business failed although he kept plugging away and Microsoft was created.
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