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

That is the encouraging information provided for us in an article in Mind Power News, entitled 26 Successful People Who Failed at First

Among the people listed are:

  1. Fred AstaireThe man who evaluated Fred Astaire’s first screen test wrote, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”
  2. Jerry SeinfeldThe first time Jerry Seinfeld went onstage, he was booed away by the jeering crowd. Eventually, he became a famous comic with one of the most-loved sitcoms ever.
  3. Walt DisneyWhen 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 comic relief of Seinfeld episodes, or the wonders of Disneyland and Disney movies.

If you think about it, 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 23 other people in the Mind Power News list, click here

Do you have some failures that you eventually turned into successes? Please share them in the Comment section below.