Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He was defeated in every public office role he ran for. Then he became the British prime minister at the age of 62.
Thomas Edison's teachers told him he was "too stupid to learn anything." He made over 1000 light bulbs before creating one that worked. Thanks for persisting Tom – candles are better for romantic evenings.
KFC’s “Colonel” Harland Sanders, had over 1000 restaurants turn down his famous fried chicken recipe. One restaurant took a chance and bought it, and look what happened!
Soichiro Honda couldn’t get an engineering job at Toyota after WW2 and was unemployed. Then he began making motorcycles, started a business and became a billionaire.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."!!!
Michael Jordan was such an ordinary basketball player in high school that he was removed from the team because of his “lack of skill”. Hmmm…. I wonder what his gym teacher is saying now!
Persistence, persistence, persistence, more persistence, even more persistence, and then persistence, persistence, more persistence. They didn’t do something once and make excuses for their lack of success. They didn’t blame others, they didn’t feel sorry for themselves. They just persisted.
Do share your own story with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you to the List of Successful Failures!
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