Wednesday, April 20, 2011


If you are ever doubtful of what you are capable of or become frustrated while trying to follow your dream, I would like to share with you the beginnings of some pretty famous people who most of us would consider successful:

Can you imagine your boss telling you he didn't want you to wait on customers because you lacked the sense to do so?  That's what happened to F.H. Woolworth when he was a young man.

Can you imagine having faith in yourself after dropping out of college and your first business failing? 
That's what happened to Bill Gates.  Looks like he didn't give up!

Can you imagine being turned down 1,009 times....that's ONE THOUSAND AND NINE times....before being accepted?  That's how many times Colonal Sanders' chicken recipe was rejected by restaurants before someone showed interest.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor in the beginning and was told he "lacked imagination and good ideas"....poor fella....the editor I mean.

Orville and Wibur Wright battled depression and illness.

Abraham Lincoln went to war with the rank of a Captian and returned with the rank of Private.

Stephen King's first book, "Carrie" was rejected THIRTY TIMES.  He finally threw it in the trash. 
(His wife dug it out.)

Elvis Presley was told early on that he wasn't going anywhere and should stick to driving a delivery truck.
But Elvis dared to rock.

J. K. Rowling was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.
She is the creator of Harry Potter.

I hope this helps next time you feel down on yourself or rejected.
Never give up if you believe in something, especially yourself!

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Back yard this morning when we woke up

Front yard this morning when we woke up.
'Nuff said.



Prims By The Water said...

Hi Lisa, Those pics would be really nice if it were Christmas...loved the stories of those famous folks. Take care. Janice

Stomper Girl said...

Wow, the snow photos look like something straight out of Narnia! We don't get what you'd call snow in Melbourne Australia, so I always think there's something a little bit magical about it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

You have my very deepest sympathy, Lisa - and I truly can emphathize, since that is pretty much what our yard is looking like also - and it's still coming down. Thanks for the inspirational bits - I'd heard some before but, funny, how quickly we can forget them. Have a great day - despite the weather. Hope it melts soon! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Barb said...

Thanks Lisa for the insprational tid bits. Maybe I will not give up today-back to work!
Enjoy your day and snow!

Loopy2 said...

"Stephen King's first book, "Carrie" was rejected THIRTY TIMES. He finally threw it in the trash.
(His wife dug it out.)"

In my opinion she should have left it there (lol) Thank you for the confidence building words and lovely pictures.