12 Failure Stories That Will Inspire You To Never Give Up

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Robert Maurer
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There's only one reason people don't succeed: because they gave up too soon.

The road to success is one of those difficult and tortuous ones that very often leads us to failures that make us live. bad times of our lives

Being successful in life requires hard work, patience and courage to face challenges; quality that is not always possible to have, especially in times of difficulty. But remember that failure before success is the norm, failure is a simple step towards success.




Many famous people have had to overcome numerous obstacles on their way to victory. Their failures have led them to live the worst moments of their lives (when many would have considered giving up or retiring). However, their great commitment has led them to what they stood for and their determination is now an inspiration to many.

If you are feeling down about the failures in your life and need inspiration to move on, here are some inspiring anecdotes from people who have gone through tough times to find success and become famous.

1 Walt Disney

Walt Disney has had his fair share of failures: he was fired from his job at the Kansas City Star because he "lacked imagination and didn't have any good ideas"; his Mickey Mouse cartoons were rejected, accused of being "too scary for women"; 'The Three Little Pigs' was scrapped because there were only four characters; his first business venture, the animation studio Laugh-O-Gram, went bankrupt. Working his way through failure, he eventually created the Walt Disney Company, which is currently making billions. Rumors say that he was turned down 302 times before finally getting funding for the Walt Disney Company.




2. Harrison Ford

Before Harrison Ford played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, he was a nearly 29-year-old self-taught carpenter struggling to take care of his family. He had small roles on TV shows, but barely enough to support his family. That's why he became a carpenter. While building cabinets in George Lucas's house, George Lucas offered him a supporting role in "American Graffiti" at the age of XNUMX. But his big break came six years later in Star Wars as Han Solo, created by George Lucas himself.

3. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone took a beating before he became a Hollywood star. When he was twenty years old, he was a counter attendant and he was so broke that he sold his wife's jewelry. He was so desperate that he had to sell his dog to a stranger at a liquor store for $25. The actor claims that was the lowest point of his life, during which he walked away in tears. Later there was 'Rocky' and the rest of the story is known to all. Do you know what he did with his first payment? He bought the dog from him for $15.000.

4. JK Rowling

She is now one of the richest women in the world, but JK Rowling was once broke, divorced, raising a child alone, and going through a series of depressions. She was so broke that she didn't even have the money to print the Harry Potter manuscript, which is why she typed over 9000 words on an old typewriter to submit to the publisher.




5 Donald Trump

Donald Trump once had a billion dollars in debt. He owed billions of dollars in the early 1s and the papers said he was lost. One day, pointing to a homeless man, he said to his daughter: “Do you see that homeless man? He has a billion dollars more than me.” That, he reported, was the lowest point of his life. Subsequently, he made possible the largest financial recovery in history, for which he is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. He was $90 billion in debt, but Donald Trump's net worth is currently $XNUMX billion.

6 Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is, without a doubt, the most famous basketball player in the world. As a child, he knew he loved basketball and wanted to make a career out of it, but no coach took him with him because he was too short. The basketball legend was rejected by the high school basketball team; Jordan continued with all these failures that defined his success.

7. Alberto Einstein

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and did not read until he was seven. His parents and teachers thought he was slow, mentally retarded and unsociable. He was expelled from school and denied access to ETH Zurich. Einstein is now an important surname, synonymous with "genius", recognized for changing the world with his discoveries.


8. Abraham Lincoln

Young Abraham Lincoln was promoted to captain, but returned home as a private. He later attempted numerous exploits, each of which ended in failure. Coming from a very poor family, he became a successful lawyer through many hardships. He lost several runs for public office, none of which could dissuade him from trying and becoming President of the United States.



9 Jim Carrey

This successful comedian, at one point in his life, lived in a Volkswagen van with his family, parked all over Canada. His family was so poor that he had to drop out of high school to find work. He agreed to work as a caregiver just to support his family. Carrey claims to have developed a sense of humor growing up during these tough economic times.

10 Stephen King

We all know the success of this horror master. But only a few of us know that his best-selling novel, Carrie, was rejected 30 times before it was published. In fact, he threw the manuscript in the trash in despair. King came from a poor family and worked as an English teacher, selling short stories to magazines to supplement his salary. Today, he has published more than 50 novels that have sold more than 350 million copies.

11. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything", so his mother took him out of school and taught him herself. He was also fired from his first two jobs for not being "productive enough". Ironically, Thomas Edison is now regarded as one of the greatest innovators of all time. His success after 10.000 failed attempts to invent a commercially viable light bulb provided a good example of what perseverance really is.

12. Enrique Ford

Henry Ford created one of the most successful car companies of all time, but he was no stranger to bankruptcy. In 1899 he founded the Detroit Automobile Company. He filed for bankruptcy. Again, in 1901, he founded the Henry Ford Company. This also broke. It was the Ford Motor Company, his third attempt, that brought him to the pinnacle of success and revolutionized the auto industry.

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