If you feel hopeless while achieving your goals and you need some motivation, read this post and get some motivation. The following are the people who don’t need to introduce themselves anymore because of their achievements in their lifetime. These people are particularly inspiring because they’ve gone through rejection and failures too, but that didn’t stop them from becoming who they are today.
J. K. Rowling
Before she earned millions, she had to face a failed marriage, being almost entirely broke while raising a child on her own and going to school. When she finally finished writing Harry Potter, she was rejected by a number of publishing companies before getting published. She even had to depend on welfare to survive but now, she’s one of the richest women in the world. She never gave up on her goals and took daily action to achieve her goals. I’m sure it wasn’t overnight that she achieved her goals, but she kept them alive and never took no for an answer.
Did you know that Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade because he struggled in school? Winston Churchill also failed in politics for many years, which was just about every time he ran for the public office. At 62, he became the prime minister of the United Kingdom, furthermore, he was twice elected as such and was also awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Publishers think his books are not sellable so they rejected him; in fact, 27 of them did. Now, his books are read by children all over the world. He wrote under the pen name, Dr. Seuss.
Ludwig van Beethoven
He was very awkward on the violin and his teachers thought he was not smart enough to play and compose music. That didn’t stop his internal drive and desire. He composed five of the best-loved symphonies of all time even when he was going deaf.
He was kicked off of his high school basketball team. He missed more than 9,000 shots and lost 300 games. Michael Jordan never gave up and worked hard, consequently he is now known as the best basketball player of all time. Michael Jordan’s story is one of determination. He knew what he wanted and worked hard to accomplish his great achievements. What would have happened if he listened to everyone around him that didn’t believe in him? This is why you have to believe in YOU, even when others try and hold you back, purposely or what they believe is out of love.
Henry Ford was broke five times and his early businesses failed. Fast forward to today, his Ford company is considered to be one of the best motor companies in the world.
He was fired by his newspaper editor believing that he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. He went bankrupt and failed at a number of businesses. I think Walt Disney showed the editors just what an imagination he truly had as he has built some of the most famous and popular theme parks in the world. The Walt Disney name is a household staple and the brand is known to just about every family in the world. People travel from all over the world to visit Walt Disney’s Theme Parks. Walt Disney never stopped and as a result, his dream company is reported to be worth approximately 91 billion dollars.
His teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He got fired from two of his jobs because he was unproductive. He failed 1,000 times with his invention, but everyone is currently using his idea to light our homes and businesses. Thomas Edison is a great example of what you can achieve no matter how many times you fail. You really only fail once you lose hope and give up. The failures are just ways to learn and know what doesn’t work.
He was always rejected because his acting was nonsense and would supposedly never sell. Now, Charlie Chaplin is an icon for making the best pantomimic comedy movies.
Vincent Van Gogh
He sold only one painting his whole life to a friend who paid him pennies for what his artwork is worth today. He was never successful in life, sometimes even starved. Now, he is one of the best-known artists of all times.
In conclusion, goals are achievable if you believe in them and that you can make them come true. So if you ever feel you’re in an impossible situation, just look at these very successful and now famous examples. Their successes should be enough to help motivate you and motivate you to never give up on your own dreams. Push yourself to find your dreams, set some goals, work hard, and take daily action to living your dream life!