Often life doesn't go in the direction we want to. Does that mean our lives are doomed and we can't achieve the success we dream of? Let's be realistic : Everybody fails. consider the following.
WALT DISNEY was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." Disney went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact ,the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim, California , on the grounds that it would only attract "riffraff."
THOMAS EDISON's teachers said the was "too stupid to learn anything ." He was fired from his first two jobs for being "nonproductive,"As an inventor , Edison made more than 1000 unsuccessful attempts to invent the light bulb. When a reporter asked him how it felt to fail 1000 times , Edison said that he didn't fail all those times , but that the tight bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.
ALBERT EINSTEIN DID did not speak until he was 4 years old and did not read until he was 7 . His parents thought he was "subnormal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in foolish dreams," He was expelled form school.
After FRED ASTAIRE's fist screen test, the memo from the testing direction of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act. Can't sing. Can dance a little." Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.
Decca records turned down a recording contract with THE BEATLES with his fascinating evaluation "We don't like their sound.
Guitar groups are on their way out."
Imagine if these individuals had given up, believing they were doomed to failure and would never achieve success . Do you think they ever felt down and depressed ? Sure . But they didn't allow a gloomy state to overtake them, to overpower their desire to succeed. In every case they did succeed-in a huge way, far greater than their wildest dreams.
Bad experiences can be viewed as positive in hindsight. They can be stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. It's your choice. But be determined to never give up.