Sometimes we just need a slight push to keep us going, or motivate us in some challenging moments.
And when you have that feeling that everything is lost, find something that will keep you going. By reading carefully these stories you may learn something and get a dose of motivation.
These, now mega-successful people, had many obstacles and struggles throughout their life and still managed to succeed. I believe that their stories can help us to move forward and continue seeking that path to happiness. And all that while doing what we like.
There were years of struggle, practice, but also failures that made this exceptional star we all know today. It would be a misconception that Jordan’s basketball skills revolve around natural talent.
In fact, in the early years, basketball coaches had difficulty seeing beyond the fact that Jordan did not reach the minimum height. Michael Jordan’s progress was due to his intrinsic motivation and hard work. Most certanly one of the most powerful types of motivation that push people to succeed.
Most of us observe successful stars and believe they can do anything just because of their prior successes. Experience and knowledge are only relevant where applicable. So, Michael Jordan can taught us some important life lessons.
Colonel Harland Sanders was fired from a variety of jobs throughout his career. It was quite difficult for him before he first started cooking chicken. It all happened in his roadside Shell Service Station in 1930, in age 40, during the Great Depression.
His gas station didn’t really have a restaurant, so he served diners in his attached private living quarters. Colonel perfected his “Secret Recipe” and pressure fryer cooking method for his outstanding fried chicken and moved onto bigger locations.
He sold his fried chicken when interstate came through the Kentucky town. That is where the Colonel’s restaurant was located in the 1950s. But you probably didn’t know that he was rejected in many places. But, with his effort, hard work, and big dreams, today his franchise has more than 180000 restaurants around the world. It is a case of success at a very old age.
So If you ever feel defeated by rejection or depressed by setbacks, just remember this story of Colonel Harland Sanders.
He got fired from various jobs, ended his legal career, fires, and World War II, was set back by the Great Depression, but still built one of the greatest fast food chains in the whole world. Sanders wouldn’t allow anything or anyone defeats him. So, we should totally be more like Colonel Sanders. Well, except the fighting or getting fired part).
Revolutionary Apple was created with only two enthusiastic men in their garage. Years later we all know it as a $ 2 billion corporation with over 4000 employees.
However, almost unbelievably, Steve Jobs was fired from the company he began. The dismissal made him understand that his enthusiasm for his work exceeded the disappointment of failure. Ventures like NeXT and Pixar eventually led Jobs back to the CEO status at Apple.
This innovative visionary gave us a real awe-inspiring legacy that will be taken into the story by the future of technology all around the globe. Looking back at his unbelievable journey, there is only one thing to say or better-said repeat. And that is the Steve Jobs’ last words, “Oh wow.”
Mickey Mouse creator, Walt Disney has dropped out of school at a very young age. All that because of his failed try to join the army. One of his earlier ventures, Laugh-o-Gram Studios, bankrupted due to the lack of skill and ability to operate a successful business.
He was once fired from a Missouri newspaper because he was “not being creative enough.” Yet now, The mastermind behind Disney studios is responsible for generations of childhood memories and aspirations. From Snow White to Frozen, Disney will remain entertaining the world for generations to come.
These are just some of the successful representatives which paths to success were everything but not easy. By reading this article I hope that you will be motivated and inspired to follow your dreams. I wish that you accomplish all your life goals.