Success Stories From The World's Most Influential Underdogs
Don't ever, EVER give up on your dreams.
Why? Take a look at some of the most successful people in the world and you'll realize that they too had to endure countless struggles and fight against all odds in order to make it to where they are today.
Before Harry Potter was published, J.K. Rowling was jobless & diagnosed with depression. She was also rejected by 12 publishers before someone agreed to publish the first Harry Potter book... after an ENTIRE year of searching.
At 65 years old, Colonel Sanders (KFC) took his chances with a chicken recipe his friends liked. He traveled from state to state trying to sell his idea to local restaurants. Legend has it, he was rejected 1009 times before he got his first yes.
Michael Jordan was actually cut from his high school basketball team. But, instead of becoming discouraged, he attributes his current successes in basketball to his many failures and his ability not to give up on his dream.
Walt was fired by a newspaper company for "lacking imagination" and having no good ideas. He opened his own animation studio anyway - but even it went bankrupt. On top of that, when he tried to get MGM studios to distribute the drawing of Mickey Mouse in 1927, he was told that the idea would never work.
Elvis Presley's first recordings were a failure. After that, he tried to join a vocal quartet and was told he “couldn’t sing”. Eventually, he went down in history as the "King of Rock & Roll".
And the list goes on and on and on.
These men and women went through tremendous hardships and struggles before they were able to see their dreams become a reality. But, you know what? THEY DIDN'T GIVE UP. It took lots of passion, persistence & patience to keep fighting for their dream life - against all odds - but eventually, these seemingly average, everyday people broke through and became some of the most INFLUENTIAL & SUCCESSFUL people in the entire world.
One of Babe Ruth's most famous quotes is:
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
Because, it's TRUE! Even the strongest rocks can be chipped away and stripped down to nothing by the constant, driving force of the ocean waves.
So, trust me when I say - NEVER give up on your dreams. It IS real. It IS possible. And it IS waiting for you, behind all of those obstacles and lessons and giant rocks along your path. All you gotta do is keep chipping away at those rocks, again and again, until they finally turn to sand.
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