PrintIt is both interesting and heartening to read about all of the various people who were considered a failure before succeeding exponentially.

That is the encouraging information provided to us by Marelisa Fabrega, in her recent article in Mind Power News, entitled 16 Wildly Successful People Who Failed Before Becoming Superstars.

Among the people she lists are:

  1. Fred Astaire – The man who evaluated Fred Astaire’s first screen test wrote, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”
  2. Elvis Presley – After auditioning as a vocalist for a popular Memphis band, he was told: “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
  3. Walt Disney – When Walt Disney was a young man, he was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

Think how different our experience of life would be without being able to enjoy the glorious dancing of Fred Astaire, the seminal music of Elvis Presley or the wonders of Disneyland and Disney movies.

Each of us has unique gifts to offer the world, some of which the world may not be ready to receive.

It is therefore up to us to hone those gifts and keep knocking on the door of the world until those gifts can take their rightful place in the on-going creation of a better world for everyone.

To check out the 13 other people on Marelisa’s list, click here

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