Here’s a list of famous people who inspired us because of their never-give-up attitude and determination! These people decided to chase their dreams regardless of the hindrances they had to be overwhelmed. Let’s learn from their experiences and never give up on our dreams!
He faced problems in Jobs in 1985 when his product, Macintosh failed and the success of Microsoft overshadowed Apple. Steve Jobs was fired by his own company people, who had once been hired by him! But he didn’t give up. He came back in 1997 and launched iPod, iPhone, and iPads thereby making Apple the most valuable company by 2012.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi:
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, also known as ‘Tiger Pataudi’ is still considered one of the best cricket captains that India has ever seen. In 1961, he met with a car accident that damaged one of his eyes permanently and resulted in him having double vision. Everyone believed that this would be the end of his career. But he fought back, learned to use just one eye, and do what he was the most passionate about, playing cricket.
He came from a small family and ran a tea stall with his brother in Gujarat. Soon, he discovered the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and started attending its local training sessions. This was his first step into politics and in 2001, he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Now he is the Prime Minister of India and is one of the most powerful men in the country.
Bill Gates started his company, Traf-O-Data, when he was just 17 with his partner, Paul Allen. This company failed miserably. But this incident never stopped Gates. He went ahead and started Microsoft, the success that it is today. Gates is now one of the richest men in the world.
All of us know about Reliance and about this great man who made an entire business empire from scratch. He came from a humble background but had very big dreams. He chose to follow his calling and went ahead to step into business. Even though he was involved in a lot of controversies, his determination made him a successful man.
He was born in UP to simple farmers and took up the job of a chemist when he grew up. He wanted to do something big in life and came to Delhi, only to become a caretaker. In Delhi, he found his interest in theatre and soon left for Mumbai to try his luck in Bollywood. Like any actor, he struggled and got small roles. After he played the role of a reporter in Peepli Live, his talent was recognised and there has been no stopping him since.
The author of the great Harry Potter series was once living as a single mother in poverty with a child, severely depressed, and was surviving on government welfare while writing a book. Within a short span of 5 years, she went on to become one of the richest women in the UK because of her hard work and sheer grit.
This man has been a legend in Bollywood but when his production house ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited) failed, he was left almost bankrupt. He did not give up and that is when he got an opportunity to host “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. This changed his life around the post and he became one of the most respectable and successful actors this country has ever seen.
Einstein was a genius but everyone did not think so. He could not speak till he was 4 years old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was slow and anti-social. He was also expelled from his school and was refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School. But he went on and changed the face of Physics and won the Nobel Prize proving everybody wrong.
Thomas Alva Edison:
Edison was told that he was ‘too stupid to learn anything by his teachers. They thought he was slow. He was even fired from two of his jobs as he was not productive enough. He made around 1000 designs of a light bulb and never gave up, finally resulting in a design that worked.
These great personalities have shown that hard work and determination can result in success when one decides to never give up and follow his/her dreams! There is no goal that is unattainable, you just need to find a way and get through the hurdles!
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