Failure Is Not Final, Winners Will Not Quit. Learn from these inspirations – 10 Most Inspirational People Who Did Not Quit When They Were Down.
Oprah Winfrey at the age of 22 got fired from her first job as a TV reporter, because they thought she was unfit for TV. Few years later Oprah moved to Chicago where her talk show went on to become the queen of daytime television for 25 years.
Before she became the first billionaire author in 2004 with the success of her seven-book Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling was a divorced singled mum on welfare struggling to make ends meet while attending school and writing a novel.
Albert Einstein the German born theoretical physicist had communication problem and did not start speaking until he was four. He went on to become one of the most influential physicist of the 20th century winning the Nobel prize for the discovery of photoelectric effect and the theory of relativity.
Before James Dyson founded his multi-billion dollar company with the bag-less vacuum, he spent 15 years and went through 5,126 failed prototypes before he made one that worked.
Henry Ford had a several failed automobile businesses before he went on and started the Ford Motor Company in 1903 which changed the culture of the automotive industry with his innovative assembly line mode of production.
Colonel Harland David Sanders’ secret spice recipe is undeniably popular all over the world but it was a different story in the beginning of his journey. In fact, Sanders had traveled all over the U.S with over 1,000 rejections before he finally found someone in Utah before Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was born.
Walt Disney was told that the idea of a giant mouse on screen would terrify women and was also fired by a newspaper editor because they thought he had no good ideas and had a lacked of imagination. This is before he created the Disney empire with popular characters like Mickey Mouse and Snow White.
Thomas Edison was once told by his teacher that he was too stupid to learn anything. He had over 10,000 failed experiments on the light bulb before he got it working. This prolific inventor holds more than 1,000 patents in his name and also invented some world changing devices like motion picture camera and a long lasting electric light bulb.
Soichiro Honda a mechanical genius was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job as an engineer and was jobless for a long period of time, before he started Honda Motor and is now consider as one of the most valuable brands in the world.
Before he started Microsoft, one of the most successful businesses in history. Bill Gate’s first business venture was not as successful. Before founding the software giant behind windows, Bill Gates had a company called Traf-O-Data which didn’t go anywhere because the software were too buggy.