5 People Who Failed Hard Before They Succeeded


Feel like giving up? Don’t! These people didn’t take “no” for an answer, and look where it got them!

  1. The Beatles- Told they had “no future in show business” by Decca Record in 1962. Went on to sell 600 million records worldwide.

  2. Steven Spielberg- Rejected by the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema Arts not once, but twice. Went on to win three Academy Awards, two for best director.

  3. Walt Disney- Fired from the Kansas City Star because he “lack imagination and had no good ideas.” Went on to receive twenty-two Academy Awards and found the world’s most popular theme park.

  4. Albert Einstein- Failed the entrance exam at Swiss Federal Polytechnic. Went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics and to have his name become synonymous with the word “genius.”

  5. Vincent VanGogh- Sold only one painting during his lifetime. Went on to become one of the most famous painters of all time, whose original works are worth millions of dollars.

5 people who failed hard before they succeeded



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