It’s never too late to be what you might have been!

Below are some famous people that failed in life but never gave up…

Beatrix Potter. The tale of peter rabbit. I had this book as a child! Guess what? She was rejected, so published it herself.

>J.K Rowling submitted Harry Potter to 12 publishers who all rejected her. She was penniless, severely depressed, divorced & trying to raise a child on her own. Bet she’s not feeling like a failure now.

>F W Woolworth. Who remembers the department store, Woolworths? Well, before he had his own impressive business, he used to work at a dry goods store & wasn’t allowed to wait on customers as his Boss said he didn’t have the sense. He surely had the last laugh.

>Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard & failed his first business, he now owns & created the global empire that is Microsoft.

> Walt Disney. Today Disney rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but in the past, Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good He began businesses that didn’t last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. Then became successful by not giving up!

>Marilyn Monroe. Despite a rough upbringing and being told by modeling agents that she should instead consider being a secretary, Monroe became a pin-up, model and actress that still strikes a chord with people today.

>Stephen King. The first book by this author, the iconic thriller Carrie, received 30 rejections, finally causing King to give up and throw it in the trash. His wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it, and the rest is history, with King now having hundreds of books published the distinction of being one of the best-selling authors of all time.

>Elvis Presley. One of the best-selling artists of all time. After just one performance he was told, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.” Did he heck! :p

>Vincent Van Gogh: During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only one painting, and this was to a friend and only for a very small amount of money. He was never a success during his life, however sometimes starved to complete his over 800 known works. Today, they bring in hundreds of millions.

>Albert Einstein: He did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

There are hundreds & hundreds more people that failed before they became a success. Do your best & try it. If it don’t work, either try harder of give another dream a go! & Good luck to all! (:


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