15 Motivational Reasons To Continue Doing What You Love, Even If You Are Not Successful From The Day One!
1. Winston Churchill repeatedly remained in the sixth grade and lost all electoral contests for public office until, at the age of 62, he became prime minister. Later, he would write: “Never give up. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, big or small, great or insignificant. Never give up, unless you do it for reasons of honor or common sense. Never, never, never – never give up. ”
2. Thomas Edison was considered by his teachers “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from the first two jobs because he was “unproductive”. As an inventor, he had 1,000 unsuccessful attempts to invent the light bulb. When a reporter asked him “How did you feel about failing 1,000 times?”, Edison replied: “I didn’t fail 1,000 times, but the light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”
3. Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4 years old and he did not read until he was 7 years old. Parents believed he was mentally weak, and one of the teachers described him as “slow in mind, lost forever in stupid dreams.” He was expelled from school and refused admission to the Polytechnic School in Zurich.
4. Louis Pasteur was a mediocre student, and in the bachelor’s degree he ranked fifteenth out of 22 students in chemistry.
5. Henry Ford went bankrupt five times before succeeding with the Ford Factories.
“Success Is Not Accident. It Is Hard Work, Perseverance, Learning, Studying, Sacrifice And Most Of All, Love Of What You Are Doing Or Learning To Do.”
6. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for being “devoid of imagination and good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before building Disneyland.
7. Fred Astaire was listed as such by the MGM director before whom, in 1933, he gave the first test: “He cannot play. He can’t sing. Slightly bald. Maybe he can dance a little ”. Later, he would say: “The higher you get in your career, the more mistakes you allow. And once you’ve reached the top, if you make enough mistakes, this is considered to be your style. ”
8. Sidney Poitier was thus “rewarded” by the casting director after his first audition: “Why don’t you stop making people waste their time and don’t go dishwasher or something?” It was the moment when, Poitier remembers, he decided to dedicate his life to acting.
9. Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood bosses because his pantomime was considered “nonsense.”
10. Beethoven was furious with his violin, and his teacher said of him that “there is no hope of becoming a composer.”
“What You Allow Is What Will Continue.”
11. Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime. And even this is the sister of one of his friends. This did not stop him from continuing to paint over 800 works.
12. Rodin was considered the weakest pupil in the school, and his father expressed himself: “I have an idiot as a son.” He was rejected three times at admission to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
13. Stravinsky was evicted from Paris by critics and the angry public after the premiere of “Coronation of Spring”.
14. Jack London received six hundred rejections from publishers before selling his first story.
15. Jerry Seinfeld “froze” on the stage of the club where his first performance took place and was unable to utter a word. Mocked by the public, he returned the next night and finished his number in frantic applause.