“Failures are the stepping stones to success” – The old proverb you might have come across a million times probably being an entrepreneur. It holds the truth for now and always. Failures are meant to be the teachers, that give you the knowhow of different aspects of life or business. Although failures might give you small or big losses for the moment, but they bless you with a never forgettable knowledge and learning.
Here listed are a few of the world’s greatest personalities from various fields, who failed and failed and got back to the goal with a never quitting attitude. This attitude is important and in the next few examples, you’ll learn it why the “Never Quitting Attitude” always rocks.
Steve Jobs – Apple Founder
At the age of 30, Steve Jobs was left completely devastated and depressed after he was removed from Apple by the board of directors unceremoniously from the very own company he founded.
In May 1985, Sculley (encouraged by Arthur Rock) decided to reorganize Apple, and proposed a plan to the board that would remove Jobs from the Macintosh group and put him in charge of “New Product Development.” This move would effectively render Jobs powerless within Apple. In response, then Jobs developed a plan to get rid of Sculley and take over Apple. However, after the plan was leaked and Jobs confronted, he said that he would leave Apple. The Board declined his resignation and asked him to reconsider. Sculley also told Jobs that he had all of the votes needed to go ahead with the reorganization. A few months later, on September 17, 1985, Jobs turned in a letter of resignation to the Apple Board. Five additional senior Apple employees also resigned and joined Jobs in his new venture, NeXT.
NeXT was later acquired by Apple in 1997.
Jobs died at his Palo Alto, California, home around 3 p.m. on October 5, 2011, because of complications from a relapse of his previously treated islet-cell neuro-endocrine pancreatic cancer,resulting in respiratory arrest. He had lost consciousness the day before and died with his wife, children, and sisters at his side. His sister, Mona Simpson, described his death thus: “Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them. Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.” He then lost consciousness and died several hours later. A small private funeral was held on October 7, 2011, of which details were not revealed out of respect to Jobs’s family.
Walt Disney, was fired from a newspaper for “lacking imagination” and “having no original ideas”.
As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created numerous famous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was the original voice for Mickey. During his lifetime, he won 22 Academy Awards and received four honorary Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record of four in one year, giving him more Oscar awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland andWalt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disney Resort.
Disney died from lung cancer on December 15, 1966, in Burbank, California. He left behind a vast legacy, including numerous animated shorts and feature films produced during his lifetime; the company, parks, and animation studio that bear his name; and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein’s work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
Throughout his life, Einstein published hundreds of books and articles.He published more than 300 scientific papers and 150 non-scientific ones. On 5 December 2014, universities and archives announced the release of Einstein’s papers, comprising more than 30,000 unique documents. Einstein’s intellectual achievements and originality have made the word “Einstein” synonymous with “genius”. In addition to the work he did by himself he also collaborated with other scientists on additional projects including the Bose–Einstein statistics, the Einstein refrigerator and others.
On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Rudolph Nissen in 1948. He took the draft of a speech he was preparing for a television appearance commemorating the State of Israel’s seventh anniversary with him to the hospital, but he did not live long enough to complete it.
Oprah was demoted from her job as a news anchor because “she was unfit for television”.
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his room, and cried.
In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he was a member of the star-studded squad that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson and was dubbed the “Dream Team”. Jordan was the only player to start all 8 games in the Olympics. Playing limited minutes due to the frequent blowouts, Jordan averaged 14.9 ppg, finishing second on the team in scoring. Jordan and fellow Dream Team members Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin are the only American men’s basketball players to win Olympic gold as amateurs and professionals.
Rejected by Decca Recording Studios, who said “We don’t like their sound, they have no future in show business”.
If their failure stories really touched you, share the story with more people ans inspire them. In today’s era where suicide is become a fashion, it’s very necessary to keep motivating your family, friends and those you see depressed because of some shitty failure. You might save a life, may be !