Famous Failures

Dare to be wrong. Dare to fail. Because only then do you stand a chance at being a success. People who succeed are people who just kept “daring” until something finally “took”. There is no other way to find success. Daring to move forward (even in the face of potential failure) is the only chance of accomplishing something “big”.

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If the rumors are true (as below) then it’s certainly an inspiration to know that some of the most successful people of all time suffered great setbacks along the way to the top…


Michael Jordan – After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his room and cried.

Walt Disney – He was fired from a newspaper for “lacking imagination” and “having no original ideas”.

Steve Jobs – At 30 years old, he was left devastated & decompressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.

The Beatles – Rejected by Decca Recording Studios, who said: “We don’t like their sound” and “They have no future in show business.”

Oprah Winfrey – She was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she “wasn’t fit for television.”

Albert Einstein – He wasn’t able to speak until he was almost 4 years old, and his teachers said he’d “never amount to much.”

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