If you heard about a failure that could help you to be successful in life, would you be interested in learning more about it? Failure is not the destination to reach but it is the journey to experience. It is the proof that you are trying your best to achieve your dream no matter how many times you have already failed. So, how many times have your already failed in life?
Lets get started with these failure stories of highly successful people.
Oprah is an American media proprieter, talk show host, producer and philanthropist. She is also the host of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She was once fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore.
2. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg is an American director, producer, screenwriter and co-founder of Dreamworks studios. His three movies, Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple and 1941 were flopped. But he never gave up and rest is history. That’s why, he is called as one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood Era.
3. Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison is an American investor and businessman. He is also known as an America’s great inventor. He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive’ and made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.
4. Walt Disney
Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. At age 22, he was fired from a Missouri newspaper for “not being creative enough”. His studios called Laugh-o-gram went bankrupt. Despite all of these, he never looked back and became the pioneer of the American animation industry.
5. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, business magnate and CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc. He was once fired from Apple. Despite these, he stayed focused and determined on his work and made a comeback at Apple and rest is history. That’s why, he is known as one of the pioneers of the microcomputer revolution.
6. Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She is considered as the most powerful media moguls in the world. While she was at Cambridge University, she could barely speak English, got laughed at for her accent and total ignorance of the rules of debating.
7. Jerry Seinfield
Jerry Seinfield is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was once fired from several comedy shows as he was told that he couldn’t act. Despite all of these, his show named as “nothing” became one of the most successful comedy shows ever.
8. Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is an American statesman and a lawyer. He was once defeated for state legislature and U.S. senate and had nervous breakdown. But he never gave up and became the 16th President of the United States.
9. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player and businessman. He is known as the greatest basketball player of all time.
He has missed more than 9,000 shots in his career and has lost almost 300 games.
10. Bill gates
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is well renowned public figure all over the world.
His first company Traf-O-Data was closed due to loss. Also, due to the lack of his engagement with US government, the US federal government declared war on Microsoft and Microsoft paid a massive price.
Microsoft led the opportunity slip through their hands by ignoring the importance of search engines.
Also, when Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft, Microsoft underestimated the importance of social networking which was a huge loss.
11. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. He is known as the King of Pop.
He had many marriages and all of them didn’t work out. Also, he had several child abuse cases filed against him.
12. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist and philosopher.
When Bruce Lee had interracial marriage with Linda and moved to China, he was misunderstood by many of the Chinese Martial Artists at that time.
When he came back to USA for being an actor, he faced racism because of his race.
Despite all of these, he is known as the legendary martial artist of all time.
13. George Steinbrenner
George Steinbrenner was an American businessman and principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees.
He was once banned permanently from day-to-day management of the Yankees.
14. Milton Hershey
Milton Hershey was an American confectioner and philanthropist.
He had started three separate candy related ventures but all of them didn’t work out.
At last, he founded the Hershey Chocolate Company which was his great achievement ever.
Everyone’s life is different from others but they have something in common i.e. failure. All of the people in the world have experienced failure while trying to achieve their dreams.