To be successful in business or in life, I realized that we must continually take corrective action. Getting on the line day after day can be extremely exhausting, especially when things don’t go my way. Therefore, whenever I am faced with a disappointing event or undesirable outcome, I NEVER FORGET these famous failures:
1. Bill Gates, founder and president of Microsoft, has literally changed the world’s workplace culture in the 21st century, simplifying the way computers are used. He turns out to be the richest man in the world for the last decade. However, in the 70s before starting, he dropped out of Harvard University. The most ironic part is that he started a software company (soon to become Microsoft) by buying “someone’s” software technology for just $ 50 back then.
2. Abraham Lincoln, received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his life. When he grew up, he joined politics and had 12 major failures before being elected the 16th president of the United States of America.
3. Isaac Newton he was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. His work in optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. Many thought that Isaac was born a genius, but he was not! When he was young, he did very badly in elementary school, so poor that his teachers had no idea how to improve his grades.
4. Ludwig van BeethovenA German composer of classical music, he is widely regarded as one of the supreme composers in history. His reputation has inspired, and in many cases intimidated, songwriters, musicians, and audiences who would come after him. Before the start of his career, Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him “as a composer, you have no choice”. And during his career, he lost his hearing, but managed to produce good music – a deaf man who composes music – ironic he is not!
5. Thomas Edison who developed many devices that greatly influenced life in the twentieth century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, with 1,093 US patents to his name. When he was a child, his teacher told him that he was too stupid to learn anything. When he started up on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before successfully creating the first light bulb.
6. The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original nickel and dime stores. Woolworth’s first store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth and it soon grew to become one of the largest retail chains in the world in the 20th century. Before starting his own business, Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21 years old. But his employer did not allow him to serve any clients because he concluded that Frank “did not have enough common sense to serve clients.”
7. By acclamation, Michael jordon he is the best basketball player of all time. A phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an insatiable competitive desire. Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar. Before joining the NBA, Jordan was an ordinary person, so common that he was excluded from the high school basketball team due to his “lack of ability.”
8. Walter Disney He was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and animator. One of the best-known film producers in the world, Disney founded a production company. The corporation, now known as The Walt Disney Company, earns an average revenue of $ 30 billion annually. Disney started his own business from his home garage and his first cartoon production went bankrupt. During his first press conference, a newspaper editor ridiculed Walt Disney because he had no good ideas in film production.
9. Winston Churchill He failed the sixth grade. However, that never stopped him from working harder! He struggled and eventually became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during WWII. Churchill is generally regarded as one of the greatest leaders in Great Britain and in world history. In a 2002 BBC poll to identify the “100 Greatest Brits”, participants voted Churchill the most important of all.
10. Steven Spielberg is an American film director. He has won 3 Academy Awards and is among the most successful filmmakers in history. Above all, Steven was recognized as the most financially successful movie director of all time. During his childhood, Spielberg dropped out of high school. They persuaded him to return and placed him in a class for people with learning disabilities. It only lasted a month and then he dropped out of school for good.
11. Albert Einstein He was a theoretical physicist widely regarded as the most important scientist of the 20th century. He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 and “for his services to Theoretical Physics”. However, when Einstein was young, his parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades in school were so bad that a teacher asked him to quit and said, “Einstein, you’ll never get anywhere!”
12. In 1947, one year after his contract, Marilyn monroe was dropped by 20th Century-Fox because her producer thought she was unattractive and unable to act. That didn’t stop her at all! She moved on and was eventually recognized by the public as the most famous movie star, sex symbol, and pop icon of the 20th century.
13. John GrishamThe first novel was rejected by sixteen agents and twelve publishers. He continued to write and write until he became best known as a novelist and author for his works of modern legal drama. The media has coined him as one of the best novel authors even alive in the 21st century.
14. Henry FordThe first two car companies failed. That did not stop him from incorporating Ford Motor Company and being the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the production of affordable cars in the world. Not only did it revolutionize industrial production in the United States and Europe, but it also had such an influence on the economy and society of the 20th century. Its combination of mass production, high wages, and low prices for consumers has started a school of management known as “Fordism.” He became one of the three richest and most famous men in the world during his time.
15. Soichiro Honda he was rejected by Toyota Motor Corporation during a job interview as an “engineer” after World War II. He continued without work until his neighbors started buying his “homemade scooters.” Later, he set out on his own to start his own company. Sling. Today, the Company has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the most profitable automakers, surpassing giant automakers such as GM and Chrysler. With a global network of 437 subsidiaries, Honda develops, manufactures and markets a wide variety of products ranging from small engines and general purpose scooters to specialty sports cars.
16. Akio Morita, founder of giant electric household products, Sony Corporation, the first product was an electric rice cooker, it only sold 100 pots (because it burned rice instead of cooking). Today, Sony generates revenues of $ 66 billion and is ranked as the sixth largest electronics and electricity company in the world.