If you never failed you never lived

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Indeed, life = risk.

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MarkoSeptember 5th, 2009 at 5:59 am

* Lucille Ball – dismissed from drama school, saying she was wasting her time and too shy to show her best.

* The Beatles – recording company turned them down, didn’t like their sound, said guitar music was on its way out.

* Ulysses S. Grant – a failed soldier, a farmer and a real-estate agent, 38 years old he went to work for his father as a handyman.

* Michael Jordan – cut from his high school basketball due to a lack of skill. He went home and cried.

* Thomas Edison – his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. And he should go to a field where he might succeed, like virtue of his pleasant personality.

* Walt Disney – fired from a newspaper because he lacked imagination and had no original ideas. His first cartoon production company went bankrupt.

* Abraham Lincoln – his fiancĂ©e died, he failed in business twice, he had a nervous breakdown, and he was defeated in eight elections – he suffered 12 major failures before been elected as the President.

If you never failed – you never lived.

Indeed, live = risk

MarkoSeptember 5th, 2009 at 6:01 am

And few more for your thoughts:

* Bill Gates – dropped out of Harvard University.

* Ludwig van Beethoven – his music teacher said that as a composer he was hopeless.

* Steven Spielberg – dropped out of college, finally earning his bachelor’s degree 33 years later (after an Oscar and a few successes like a little movie trilogy called “Indiana Jones”).

* Albert Einstein – he thought to have mental handicaps as a child.

* Marilyn Monroe – dropped by 20th Century Fox because producer thought she was unattractive and couldn’t act.

* Barbara Streisand – started her career in a stage show that opened and closed in one night.

* John Grisham – his first novel was rejected by 16 agents and 12 publishing houses.

* Henry Ford – his first two automobile companies failed.

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