Success does not come overnight. In childhood, I tend to believe that “Hard work is the key to Success.” Because I was taught in the school. When I ended up my post graduation, suddenly the so called notion gets changed. Now “Smart work is the key to Success.” How confusing it is. Everyone defines the ways to be successful in his/her own way. But one thing which is common amongst all the great leaders and entrepreneurs of the world is; Persistence. Every winning story has a lots of failure attempts in the background. To name a few:
Thomas Edison failed a thousand times before inventing light bulb.
Stephen King, a famous writer, was not as famous in the early period of his career. He faced a number of rejections before getting famous.
J K Rowling faced many problems in her personal life. Before Harry Potter came to limelight, she was divorced barely living on charity/welfare.
George Luca famous for Hollywood movie franchise Star Wars was initially rejected by three famous studios: Disney, United Artists and Universal.
Walt Disney was fired from his newspaper job because his boss found lack of creativity in him. He disapproved it and the rest is history.
Jack Canfield famous for Chicken Soup series was rejected by 144 publishers.
Amitabh Bachhan famous for his acting in Indian cinema was rejected by a radio for poor voice quality. But he proved them wrong. Now his voice is his identity.
Rudyard Kipling the person who introduced Mowgli to us in his famous publishing “The Jungle Book” was fired from newspaper by the editor because his English was considered to be very poor.
So friends, don’t lose hope if you are facing struggle and failures in life. Never give up. Keep trying. Because “Persistence is the key to success.”
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