Delay or initial rejection doesn’t mean denial. You can still pull through despite all the odds and unfavorable circumstances. Consider these five people and be inspired to hold on against all odds.
- Albert Einstein
Albert is known as one of the smartest persons ever but that’s not always how it has been or how it started out at all.
As a matter of fact, he wasn’t the kind of person you’d have considered as smart while he was growing up. He didn’t start speaking even a single word until he was 4 years old.
A few years later, his elementary school teachers considered him dull because he would ask questions that made no sense.
He kept on nevertheless and now he’s well known for the genius in him.
- Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, a founding father we’ve all come to know and respect today, was actually a school dropout. Although it was because his parents couldn’t afford to sponsor his education any further.
This didn’t deter him, obviously. He kept reading and taking every opportunity he had to learn and now kids his age read about him all around the world everyday.
- Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey was what many would consider unlucky. She went through so much. She has a child at 14 years of age which she lost.
She pushed through this and even through being constantly molested by her relatives and still rose to be the personality she is today. She has a net worth of over $2 billion.
- Michael Jordan
Ever imagined a short guy playing basketball? Not so imaginable right? I thought so too. This was Jordan as a kid. He really loved basketball but he was too short and no one gave him a chance.
You know him as a popular basketballer today so you can guess what that means? He didn’t give up!
He still chased after his dream and despite getting into a basketball camp in his college, a coach noticed him but yet didn’t choose him.
He was discouraged but now he is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame so we can all agree he succeeded despite all odds.
- Walt Disney
Disney lost jobs because he wasn’t ‘creative enough.’ He didn’t let that deter him. He still went ahead to create Mickey Mouse cartoons which were rejected as well because they were considered too scary for ladies.
Despite this and other setbacks, Disney pushed through and now we have Disney company which no one can deny its creativity and success