If you feel hopeless while working towards your goals and you need some motivation, read this. These are the people who don’t need to introduce themselves anymore because of their achievements in their lifetime. These people are particularly inspiring because they’ve gone through rejection and failures too, but that didn’t stop them from becoming who they are today.
J. K. Rowling
Before she earned millions, she had to face 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’s just one of the richest women in the world.
He failed his sixth grade because he struggled in school. He failed in politics for many years every time he ran for the public office. At 62, 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.
Theodor Seuss Geisel
Publishers think his books are 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.
Ludwig van Beethoven
He was very awkward on the violin. His teachers thought he was not brilliant enough but it did not stop him there. He composed five of the best-loved symphonies of all time even when he was going deaf.
He 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.
His 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.
He was always rejected because his acting was nonsense and will supposedly never sell. Now, he is an icon for making the best pantomimic comedy movies.
Vincent Van Gogh
He sold only one painting his whole life to a friend who paid him a not so considerable amount. He was never successful in life, sometimes even starved. Now, he is one of the best-known artists.
So if you ever feel you’re in an impossible terrible situation right now, just look at their lives. It should be enough to tell you to go on and get that dream. It should be enough to push you to dream more and work more for it.
I am going to devote the articles for the rest of the month to goal setting, planning and motivational topics. I hope that you find them to be helpful.