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11 Succesful people who failed at first

Along history we've seen people being successful doing what they love or believe, this is not something impossible to achieve, so what is the exact formula to do what you love and be successful? The answers is simple: just keep trying, don't give up. Why? Seems quite exhausting to keep trying sometimes... but what we don't see is that most people that have achieve something amazing  in their fields is because they never stop trying, they didn't become successful overnight.

Here are 11 examples of amazing people who didn't give up there is more but these are my favourites:

1- Elvis Presley
In 1954, Elvis was still a nobody, and Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after just one performance telling him, "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck." 
But he became one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or "the King"

2- Albert Einstein 

He didn't speak until age four and didn't read until age seven. His teachers labeled him "slow" and "mentally handicapped. He failed to reach the required standard in several subjects for the Swiss Federal Polytechnic, but obtained exceptional grades in physics and mathematics.  
He later won the Nobel prize in physics.
His great intellectual achievements and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

3-Winston Churchill
He failed the sixth grade. He was defeated in every public office role he ran for. 
Then he became the British prime minister at the age of 62.

4- Marilyn Monroe 
Her first contract with Columbia Pictures expired because they told her she wasn't pretty or talented enough to be an actress. She kept plugging away and is one of the most iconic actresses and sex symbols of all time. 
5- Abraham Lincoln 
He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises, preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernising the economy. He is remembered as one of the greatest leaders.
6- The Beatles 
When they were just starting out, a recording company told them no. The were told "we don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out," But they became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the rock music era.

He was incredibly awkward on the violin and was often so busy working on his own compositions that he neglected to practise. Despite his love of composing, his teachers felt he was hopeless at it and would never succeed with the violin or in composing. Beethoven kept plugging along, however, and composed some of the best-loved symphonies of all time–five of them while he was completely deft. 

8- Bill Gates

He drop out of Harvard to start a business with Paul Allen but this early business didn't work, while this early idea didn't work, Gate's later work did , creating the global empire that is Microsoft.

9- Socrates
In his own time he was called "an immoral corrupter of youth" and was sentenced to death. Socrates didn't let this stop him and kept right on, teaching up until he was forced to poison himself. Socrates now reminds as one of the greatest philosophers of the Classical era.

10- Charlie Chaplin
His act was rejected by executives because they thought it was too obscure for people to understand.  Eventually he became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry.

11- David Bowie
He might be a massive music icon now but it took him 10 years of several failed albums until he created Ziggy Stardust. What Lady Gaga is doing now, he did it 40 years ago, in those days it took a lot of guts for a man to come out wearing make up, women clothes and bright red hair. He is consider a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. 

In resume: Do what you love so you can stop working and never stop trying.

29 comentarios:

  1. Great inspirational article!

  2. Love this post. I also love reading about authors who were turned down but went on to have great success. Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" was turned down by about 30 publishers but went on to win the Pulitzer prize.

  3. ahhh, this is so good, Victoria! Thank you so much for the inspiration! and it’s not just some airy inspiration saying:”you can do it!”, it’s actually based on real people and real events which makes it so much more powerful! Thanks again!!

  4. I love stories like that!

  5. This is great inspiration to not quit and one day your dreams will come true! <3
    Sofia x

  6. Such a wonderful, motivational and Inspirational post my dear! I really enjoyed reading through this and completely agree with what you have said :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  7. Yes! Just what I needed, actually thought that by taking on another project would be "too much" but there ain't no success without hard work :)


  8. Such a brilliant, enlightening and inspirational blog post. I had no idea about all of these genius's failures in early life. It gives me hope for my future! xx

  9. This is an awesome post....and how the f do you compose a symphony when you are deaf?! INSANE!

  10. Really great post! Too many people forget to believe in themselves :)

  11. I love being reminded that it's never too late and to keep pushing on - thanks for the inspirational post!

  12. Love this Victoria! Einstein's is one of my favourite stories because it just goes to show that you should never write someone off. Just because someones not so great at 'normal' things, doesn't mean they're stupid, they often make up for it be being absolutely brilliant in other ways. He was also suspected to have Aspergers syndrome, which I also have, so I find him personally very inspiring :)
    Don't forget Walt Disney too - He got fired from his first job as a comic artist at a newspaper for having 'no imagination'! Can you believe that?!

  13. i love this post victoria! then again, don't i love them all?

  14. Love this! So brilliant and inspirational :)

  15. wow! como siempre inspiradora y motivadora! me encanto este post, justo me queda como anillo al dedo, pues estoy un poco desesperada por no poder obtener el trabajo que deseo, pero seguire tratando y si algun dia lo consigo juro te lo contare y agradecere :)
    buen dia hermosa mujer!

  16. Love this. Such an inspiration, at exactly the right time I needed it.

  17. La lista perfecta! Hacia muchisimo que no me pasaba por aquí, que tal te va todo Victoria? Espero que todo genial.

    Un beso

  18. Funnily enough I was talking to one of my mates about this- i.e when should you give up or should you give up career-wise when you are not getting 'there', esp. in light of these kinds of stories. Its a toughie, but for every Marilyn Monroe success story, which is always in the far minority of lets say 5%, there are 95% of actresses who tried to do what she did and never actually leave that waitress job, become strippers, get killed, give up and have kids, never leave that casting couch...I know this is putting a negative spin on things but...

  19. great inspo >> never stop trying!


  20. Such beautiful and inspirational post <3!

    Liliana from Um Blog Fashion

  21. No rendirnos nunca! Prueba y error, prueba y error... espero que en una de esas sea prueba y acierto :D !!
    Yo había leido en el título del post 20 successful ... y cuando llego al 11 digo... faltan 9 !!! Que despistada sooooooy jajjaa..

    1. De hecho hay un monton pero estos son de los que mas me gustan, podria hacer la lista de 100! x

  22. how inspiring :) loving your new blog format also

  23. me encanta este post! Mucha gente cree que el fracaso solo es eso... pero la verdad es que aprende más de los errores que de los aciertos! xx

  24. Oh yes! Great post! Now, I'm even more convinced not to quit and fulfil my dream...
    ...you're awesome!

  25. very inspirational! I needed to read this, some days i feel like giving up my dreams but i know if i do it will open the door for someone else! so i keep trucking!

    ps, i love bowies outfit to the left! can i wear that please!!

  26. great post!
    so inspiring (:

  27. Victoria, first of all I think that Creative Marmelade is the perfect name for your blog, where I always find the most inspiring things fashion and art-related! I really like your positive attitude and many thanks for the inspiration! Caterina


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