Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team

Marilyn Monroe was rejected by the blue book modeling agency and told to stick to secretary work

Elvis Presley was fired after one performance at the Grand Ole Opry and was told he didn’t have “it” and to go back to trucking

Van Gogh only sold ONE painting in his life, and that was to his sisters friend.

Dr. Seuss’s first book was rejected by over 27 publishers

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas”

Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a TV reporter because she was “unfit for television”

The Beatles were rejected by a record company and told “we don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.

YOU will fail, get cut, get rejected, and not be good enough. AT FIRST. It’s a part of life. It happened when you first tried to crawl, and then when you first tried to walk, and then when you first tried to ride a bike.

It’s what you do AFTER you fall that counts.


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