Monday, September 12, 2011

Don’t Ever Give Up

Sometimes things just do not go your way. Your dream of success seems destined to fail.  Take heart and read here about some very famous people who failed at one time or other in their life.

Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was, “too stupid to learn anything.”  He was fired from several jobs for being “nonproductive.” He made more than 1,000 unsuccessful attempts to invent the light bulb before he had success.

Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 years old and did not read until he was 7.  He was described as “mentally slow and unsociable” and was expelled from school.

Fred Astaire’s first screen test resulted in a memo that read, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.”

Imagine if these people had given up thinking they would never achieve success. Use bad experiences to your advantage and never give up.

Thanks to Andrew Lock, Small-Biz Marketing for these quotes.

By Lois Jamieson
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