Success comes to those who persevere

Success comes to those who persevere

40In his youth, Abraham Lincoln went to war in the rank of captain, and returned as a private. He later failed as a businessman. As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too impractical and temperamental to succeed in this field.

Then Lincoln goes into politics, and here he is also haunted by a series of failures. He loses in the state legislature, then loses congressional elections; he is denied the position of an employee of a state office that registers land plots. Then he again suffers a defeat in the Senate elections of 1854, and in 1856 he is running for the post of vice president from the Republican Party, but gaining less than a hundred votes. In 1858, Lincoln is re-elected to the Senate and again loses.

At about the same time, he wrote to his friend: “Now I am the most miserable person among the living. If the feelings that I feel are divided equally among all people, there will not be a single joyful face on Earth. ”

41

The teachers of Thomas Edison believed that he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was twice fired from his job for "insufficient productivity." He did 1000 unsuccessful experiments before he invented the light bulb. When the journalist asked Edison what it was like to be mistaken 1000 times in a row, he replied: “I was not mistaken 1000 times. Just a light bulb was an invention that took 1000 steps. ”

42

Walt Disney was fired by the newspaper’s editor because "he lacked imagination and good ideas." Before building Disneyland, he became bankrupt several times. The amusement park project was not accepted in the city of Anaheim, because the local authorities decided that it would attract local punks.

43

Henry Ford failed in business three times and went bankrupt five times before he turned 53 at Ford Motor Company.

44

The school newspaper rejected every comic by Charles Schulz that he offered. And later he was not hired by the Walt Disney Company.

45

After the first screen test of Fred Astaire, the MGM casting director will write about him in a 1933 report: “He can't sing. Can not play. Fell bald. Dancing a little.Later this note is a famous American actor, choreographer and singer hang over the fireplace in his house in Beverly Hills.

Fred Aster once remarked: “The higher you go, the more mistakes you can afford. At the very top, if you make enough of them, it will be considered your style. ”

46

The first films of Federico Fellini "Lights of variety" and "White Sheikh" did not have much success among critics and viewers. In 1952, a film critic wrote: "We will never hear of Fellini again."

Two years later, Fellini will shoot the film “The Road”, which will receive more than 50 awards, including the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the Oscar for the best foreign film and the New York Film Critics award.

47

After the first audition, the casting director offered Sidney Poitier: “Why don't you stop wasting someone else's time and become, for example, a dishwasher?” Later, the first black American actor will remember that it happened at that very moment when he decided to devote his life to acting.

48

When Lucille Ball studied as an actress in 1927, the director of the theater school of John Murray Anderson advised her to "try any other profession."

49

When stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld first appeared on the ComedyClub stage, he looked at the audience, stopped and forgot English. Then he stumbled over the text for a minute and left the stage to the whistle of the public.

50

The school principal told Michael Kane that he would “be a laborer all his life.” Many years later, the actor won for his long-term career two Oscars and three Golden Globes.

51

Decca Records recording studio staff refused to conclude a contract with TheBeatles, saying: “We don’t like their sound. Guitarists go out of style. ” After the Decca label refused to cooperate with The Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.

 

52

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after his first appearance. He said to the singer: “You have no future, son. Come back better in the back of your truck. ”

53

Van Gogh has sold only one painting in his life. The customer was the sister of one of his friends, who paid 400 francs for it (about $ 50). However, this did not prevent the artist to write more than 800 paintings.

54

During the premiere of "The Spring of the Sacred", viewers came into such indignation from the music of composer Igor Stravinsky that they booed his ballet and disrupted the performance.Later, the composer recalled: "In my life as a composer, I learned mainly from my own mistakes and in attempts to realize false assumptions, rather than crouching in some sources of wisdom and knowledge."

55

JK Rowling was an unemployed single mother living on social benefits when she wrote the first Harry Potter book, which was rejected by 12 publishers. And only a small London publishing house Bloomsbury agreed to meet the writer.

56

Children's writer Dr. Seuss offered his first book, On Mulberry Street, in 28 publishing houses and was refused everywhere.

57

The founder of the KFC fast food chain, Colonel Sanders, was denied 1009 times his offer to buy a chicken chicken wings recipe from him.

58

Winston Churchill remained in his elementary school for the second year, and when he entered Harrow’s elite private school, the headmaster placed him in the third, lowest division of the elementary school. He later failed the entrance exams to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst twice. After that, his first attempt to run for parliament was not crowned with success. He became prime minister only in 62 years.

Later he wrote: “Never give up - never, never, never, never, neither in big, nor in small, nor large, nor in small, never give up, if it does not contradict honor and common sense. Never give in to power, never give in to your opponent’s apparently superior power. ”

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    Success comes to those who persevere

    Success comes to those who persevere

    Success comes to those who persevere

    Success comes to those who persevere

    Success comes to those who persevere

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