No great success was ever achieved without failure. Success does not come easy. You must be persistent and never give up on your dreams. From the many failures leads to success.
Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories.”
Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.
In one of Fred Astaire‘s first screen tests, an executive wrote: “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little.”
Vera Wang failed to make the 1968 US Olympic figure-skating team. Then she became an editor at Vogue, but was passed over for the editor-in-chief position.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers.
R.H. Macy had a series of failed retail ventures throughout his early career before he finally launched Macy and Co., today known as Macy’s.