Monday, March 19, 2012

Famous "failures" (part 2)

Again I didn't post like scheduled, but I found some news to make it up to you, so after this post in a day or so I will post them. But to our original subject, I think the only person that can stop you from realizing your dreams is you and you only. People will tell you all kinds of stuff because they don't want to see anyone climbing above them. One good example is how everyone is your friend when you tell them "I lost my job", but everyone will secretly hate you and stop hanging around you when you get a raise or a promotion, because you remind them of their shortcomings. 

Life isn't fair but that is a good thing. If life was fair only the rich, handsome, smart people would have the "right" to climb the social ladder. I mean come on look at the Congress, the various politicians all around the world etc... But now it's fair game. You need to use talent and if you don't have talent, use hard work, if you don't want to work hard make some connections that will take you to where you wanna go. There is always a solution to any problem. And if not whining about it won't get you anywhere. So let's see some more people that climbed the ladder ignoring everyone else.

When he was young, he did very poorly in grade school, so poor that his teachers became clueless in improving his grades. He was the greatest English mathematician of his generation and one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known. His name was Isaac Newton.
He was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation during a job interview as engineer after WW2. He continued to be jobless until his neighbors started buying his home made scooters. Subsequently he started his own company. His name was Honda Soichiro. His company is now the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer and one o the most profitable automakers, leaving GM and Chrysler behind.
During his childhood, he dropped out of junior high school. He was persuaded to come back and was placed in a learning disabled class. He only lasted for a month before dropping out of school forever. He has won 3 Academy Awards and ranks among the most successful filmmakers in history. His name is Steven Spielberg.
When he was a boy his teacher told him that he is too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own he failed 9000 times (or as he said "I found 9000 ways of how not to make one) to make the first working light bulb. He is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history holding 1,093 U.S. patents to his name. (Tesla did help a lot though). His name was Thomas Edison.
He failed the 6th grade. However that never stopped him to work harder. He strived and eventually became the Prime Minister of the Unite Kingdom during the Second World War. He is regarded as one of the most important leaders in Britain and world history. His name was Winston Churchill.
His aunt Mimi said he would never make a living playing guitar. They were turned down by a recording company who said "we don't like their sound, guitar music is on its way out". People know them today with the name The Beatles.
 A failed soldier, farmer and real estate agent, at 38 years old he went to work for his father as a handyman. He did not need or want the presidency and entered the White House with considerable reluctance. His name was Ulysses S. Grant.

So i you never failed, never took chances, you never lived. Finally a video I found that will teach you one or two things. Next time someone tells you it's impossible, you can't do something, you are daydreaming and you better come down and touch the Earth again remember this video:
And this video:

 And finally in a world where the people "Up there" want US stupid say no. Keep on thinking, keep yourself up and remember that if some of us didn't make the impossible possible we 'd still be in caves and think Sun is God and the earth is flat. Charlie Chaplin one of the greatest comedians in mute movies talked in the next video and all his wisdom became apparent. Till next time... Farewell.