The Success In Failure -- You're Not Alone
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The Success In Failure -- You're Not Alone

If successful people have overcome failure, what makes you think you can't?

The Success In Failure -- You're Not Alone
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Failure can genuinely feel devastating and upsetting. It’s normal to feel that way because if you’re doing something, obviously you’re doing it in hopes to succeed -- not to fail. But failure is a part of life and whether you like it or not, failure IS inevitable. We all fail at least once in our lives (and if you’ve only failed once, lucky you), but it’s not the fact that you’ve failed that really matters, it’s how you deal with it. The way in which you deal with a situation impacts the outcome in many ways. It’s what you take away from it that helps you learn from it. If you dwell on the negative, you’re going to only have negative thoughts, but the second you decide to think positive, the outcomes are much likely to be in your favor. If you ever find yourself thinking that you can’t become successful just because you’ve failed at something, remember this; some of the most successful people in history have failed at least once in their lives, and now, they’re known for all the successful things they’ve achieved. They didn’t let the moments of failure define who they were, they learned from it, grew from it, and became successful because of it. Perseverance is key and if you find yourself not motivated or determined, what makes you think that you will become successful? Only YOU can change the things you don’t like in your life so stop waiting around for things to change, and take a moment to change them.

If you find yourself ever doubting yourself to becoming successful, keep in mind these famous people who were once in your shoes and in time overcame it --

1. Walt Disney

He was fired from the Kansas City Star because his editor felt he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

Walt Disney is worth more than $48.65 billion today.

2. Oprah Winfrey

She was fired from her first job on television as an anchor in Baltimore for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories.”

Oprah Winfrey is worth 2.9 billion dollars today.

3. Steven Spielberg

He was rejected by the University Of South California School Of Cinematic Arts more than once.

Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, as well as receiving five other nominations. Three of Spielberg's films -- Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park—achieved box office records, originated and came to epitomize the blockbuster film.Thomas Edison

4. Thomas Edison

Edison’s teachers told him that he was “too stupid to learn anything.”

Edison created the first light bulb… need I say more??

5. Albert Einstein

Einstein had difficulty communicating and learning in a traditional manner.

An acclaimed physicist and public thinker, many of the theories that Einstein introduced during his scientific career have gone on to revolutionize the fields of energy, engineering, and multimedia.

You may be struggling and facing difficult hardships right now but always keep in mind, the most successful people in history have gone through their share of hardships as well and in the end have overcame it. As long as you believe in yourself, you can too!

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