• Not allowed to speak to customers as a stock boy
Founded Woolworth's Department Store
You may not know his name today, but Frank Winfield Woolworth was successful in his own time. However, when he was a stock boy at a dry goods store...
  • His book Carrie was rejected 30 times.
  • A ten year battle with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Injuries sustained after being struck by a mini-van.
Stephen King at Comic Con.
Successful Horror Writer
Stephen King is a tremendously successful writer who has continuously produced many successful novels for several years. However, it was repeatedly...
  • Countless rejections
  • Did not get his first book published until he was 40 years old.
Zane Grey
Successful Author
Zane Grey was a popular adventure novelist whose dedication to writing enabled his success through his tenacious perseverance. He originally aspired...
  • Poverty
  • Growing up without a father
NBA Champion
LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio, a decaying Rust Belt city, to a single mother in 1984.  Growing up in poverty while his mother jumped...
  • bad grades
  • dropped out of school
successful Hollywood director
Peter Jackson, one of the most famous directors in Hollywood- best known for his "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies...
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
Spreading love
Spreading encouragement
Built a community of over 4 million...
On 10/10/10, Hannah Brencher was sitting on train in New York City, lost in her thoughts. Her life was average and nothing out of the...
  • Lost 13- year-old daughter to a hit and run drunk driver
Candy Lightner
Founded MADD to help promote awareness
Candace "Candy" Lightner's life has been affected in many ways by drunk drivers. When her daughter Serena was only 18 months old,...
  • Launching several failed products. (Apple III, ROKR, NeXT, etc)
  • Got fired from Apple, a company he co-founded.
Steve Jobs holding the iPhone 4
Mac OS X and iMac
iPod and iPhone
Steve Jobs was one of the most influential entrepreneurs and inventors in the modern era. He was responsible for technological innovations that...

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! "

Bob Marley
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