Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was told that he was too stupid to learn anything.
Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels, was rejected by a dozen publishers.
Of course, in many situations things looked so hopeless and pointless that the average person would have given up on his work. Many people told him that he is wasting his time, his faith and confidence were sometimes on the verge of being gone, but he succeeded. The fruits of his labor were 1093 patents, including the bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the printing telegraph apparatus, typewriting machines, telephones and many other things we can’t live without today.
If it wasn’t for him and other great people in the history – leaders, scientists, businessmen, inventors and so on – we wouldn’t have electricity, running water, cars, TV, computers and all the other things that make our life comfortable and easy.
You will see your idea in reality and the moment you see someone using what you’ve invented and how it helps people live better – you will know that all the sweat was worth it.
Realize and accept how much you don’t know and how more you have to learn.
Despite what others may think, failure leads to success in today’s society because it pushes someone to work harder to prove to others that he/she can succeed and because it teaches people a lot about themselves.
Failure pushes someone to work harder to prove to other people that he/she can succeed. Kayla and Courtney both got pregnant in high school and a lot of people told them that they would never amount to anything.
“Only one-third of adolescent mothers will graduate high school, and only slightly over one percent of those will earn a college degree before they turn thirty” (Teen Pregnancy Statistics).
Despite the statistics, both girls graduated with their classes and finished college by the age of twenty-two.