The names of these nine stars are known all around the globe. And they’re popular because what they’ve accomplished was much more important than the fact they failed before. Celebs are people too, and people do stupid things that cost them their jobs all the time, but these nine did not want to back down, instead they treated their failures as stepping stones to their inevitable victories.
Here are 9 famous people who failed hard before becoming successful.
1. Michael Jordan
How cool is this guy? One of the most memorable NBA players of all time has apparently failed plenty of times. From his own words he missed over 9000 shots, lost nearly 300 games, and couldn’t whoosh the game winning shot 26 times. Here’s Jordan’s best quote you should print out and live by: “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
2. Charles Darwin
Believe it or not Charles Darwin was just a simple man with a love for nature. He was an average student, probably because deep inside he knew what he really wanted. And that thing was to change the world. Because thanks to his revolutionary work titled “On the Origin of Species”, the humankind will never be the same as before.
3. Steven Spielberg
Being a multi-billionaire today, Steven Spielberg probably doesn’t care about winning or failing at this point, but he wasn’t always this three-time-Academy-Awards-winner. In fact, the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts rejected him not once but twice! The person responsible for that has probably been fired after the success of E.T., maybe even before that.