Indeed, life = risk.
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* 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 fiancée 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
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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