Famous People Who Failed Before They Succeeded

9 Famous Unbelievable Successes Who First Failed

Failure is the First Step to Ultimate Success Lemons to lemonade, straw into gold, and failure to success.

Simply Sunni

And if we keep going with half the tenacity and drive of the following people, we may just survive!

Thomas Edison

America's greatest inventor, inventor of the light bulb and the phonograph (for goodness sake), was told he was "too stupid to learn anything."

Theodor Seuss Geisel

America's children's book author, Dr. Seuss, was rejected by 27 different publishers.

Walt Disney

I don't have to say who he is, dad of Mickey Mouse was fired from the Kansas City Star. His editor said he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."

Elvis Presley

was told, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck,” after his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry. He threw his truck keys away!

Oprah Winfrey

was told she was "unfit for television." I say... T.V.s for EVERYONE!!

JK Rowling

British author of the 7 Harry Potter novels... 12 publishers rejected the Harry Potter manuscript.

Jerry Seinfeld

was booed off the stage in his first time on stage.

Lady Gaga

was dropped by her record label after 3 months. Pushing forward, she made it big with the hit Just Dance, and the rest is history.

Barbra Streisand

was rejected and dismissed for her big nose, poor acting, and for looking too Jewish. She went on to gain the title of "one of the best-selling recording artists of all time!"

Reach for the Stars!

So, when life's gotcha down and the "failures" come in, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.

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