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What will be your success story?

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If you haven’t had failure in your life, you haven’t accomplished anything great. Failure is as essential to success as determination. Failure is a common theme for history’s most successful athletes, intellectuals, musicians and entrepreneurs. Failure is not what defines our heroes; it is how they overcome it that determines their legacy.

United States’ Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant, Thomas Jefferson and William McKinley all filed for bankruptcy.

Henry Ford and General Motors founder William Crapo Durant both filed for personal bankruptcy

Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, H.J. Heinz, Buffalo Bill, Milton Hershey and P.T. Barnum all filed for bankruptcy and all regained their fortunes afterward.

Beethoven’s teacher called him hopeless as a composer.

Albert Einstein did not start as a genius. He reportedly did not even start speaking until he was four. He was kicked out of school and the University of Bern said his Ph.D. dissertation was irrelevant and fanciful.

Star Wars was rejected by every studio until 20th-Century Fox finally produced it.

Louis Pasteur was ranked 15 out of 22 in his chemistry class.

After his first screen test, an MGM director wrote poorly of Fred Astaire: “Can’t act! Slightly bald! Can dance a little!” He kept the memo to motivate him for years afterward.

A dozen publishers rejected Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling before a publisher’s daughter begged her father to publish her work. J.K. Rowling later wrote, “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.”

Oprah Winfrey was raised in abject poverty and was horribly abused. How did Oprah respond, “I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.”

Twenty-seven publishers rejected Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book. When Vanguard Press finally published his book, it sold six million copies.

What will be your success story?

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