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They turned the Impossible into the Possible

9 Feb 2017   Shanti Gowans
Are goals important to your success?  If you feel disheartened while achieving your goals and need some motivation, here is an alphabetically-based list of 10 people who turned the impossible into possible. These are the people who don’t need to introduce themselves anymore because of their achievements in their lifetime. They are particularly inspiring because they have gone through rejection and failures too, but that did not stop them from becoming who they are today. When you ever feel you are in an impossible, terrible situation, just look at their lives. Apply the motivation to help you to go on and achieve your dream. Dream and achieve.
Ludwig van Beethoven was very awkward on the violin. His teachers thought he was not brilliant enough but it did not stop him. He composed five of the best-loved symphonies of all time even when he was going deaf.
Charlie Chaplin was constantly rejected because his acting was nonsense and would supposedly never sell. Now, he is regarded as an icon for making the best pantomimic comedy movies.
Winston Churchill failed his sixth grade because he struggled in school. He failed in politics every time he ran for the public office, and he tried for many years. At 62 years old, he became the prime minister of the United Kingdom. He was twice elected as such and was also awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1953.

Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper editor who believed that Disney lacked imagination and had no good ideas. He went bankrupt and failed a number of businesses. He is now the owner of the billion-dollar company profiting from the most famous merchandise, movies, and theme parks.

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He got fired from two of his jobs because he was unproductive. He failed 1,000 times with his invention. Now, we are using his idea to light our homes.
Henry Ford was broke five times and his early businesses failed. Now, he owns the one of the considered as best motor companies in the world.

Publishers deemed Theodor Seuss Geisel's books were not sellable so they rejected him; in fact, 27 of them did. Now, his books are read by children all over the world. He wrote under the pen name, Dr. Seuss.
Michael Jordan was kicked out of his high school basketball team. He missed more than 9,000 shots and lost 300 games. Now, he is known as the best basketball player of all time.

Before J. K. Rowling earned millions, she faced a failed marriage, being almost entirely broke while raising a child on her own, and going to school. When she finally finished writing Harry Potter, she was rejected by a number of publishing companies before getting published. She even had to depend on welfare to survive but now, she is just one of the richest women in the world.

Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting his whole life to a friend who paid him a not-so-considerable amount. He was never successful in life, and sometimes even starved. Now, he is one of the best-known artists.


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