18 inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded

18 inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded

Every success comes with epic failure. As information is very open nowadays browsing on Google, Youtube, Facebook or even word of mouth or studying, we introduce with some inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded finally & positively leading in the world. The truth is that any success comes before our eyes but our eye don’t see their hidden pain or failures. Figuring out this matter ViralUpon presents 18 famous failures whose glorious successes are remembered but their failures are lesser-known.

01.Bill Gates

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A great famous failures-Bill gates


There is no one in the earth who hasn’t heard the name of Microsoft. With uttering the Word Microsoft another name automatically comes into our brain, Right? That’s why we kept him in first at inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded chart.

Yes, Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft. From his childhood, he was interested in Computing.

When Gates was a 13-year teen he wrote his very first computer software program in his School desk.

Just at the high school Gates & his business collaborator P. Allen made their school payroll system computerized.  At age of his 17, become a group with Allen formed “Trafo data” & invented traffic counters on basis of 8008 processor. He was drop out student from Harvard. That moment he took as a challenge. All the time we loved to spend time with the computer. Dropping out from Harvard B. Gates & Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. They started with some micro-computers & consistently worked on the programming language. The big breakthrough of Microsoft took place in 1980 when IBM (International Business Machin) approached MS for a change of their new PC Operating system.

Successfully Microsoft programmed DOS operating system for IBM & the sell it to IBM received just a one time fee $50,000. Often, Gates intended to sell OS version into retail. Thus Microsoft achieve succeed & dominant position on software manufacture just as the personal computer market started to boom. As a result we have now Windows OS & office program installed in our PC.

Bill gates is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a strong motivator. His three quotes that motivates ViralUpon highly we marked below. We hope you will be motivated as well.

[quote cite='#1 If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor its your mistake.']

“#2 I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because he will find an easy way to do it.’

‘#3 If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.’

‘#4 Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world if you do so, you are insulting yourself.’[/quote]

The most successful drop out student from Harvard. The speech that B.Gates delivered at Harvard,

motivates almost every graduates . Clip attached below-

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02.Jack Maa

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Yes the Jack Maa another Chinse business influencer in the current world. The co-founder as well as executive chairman of Alibaba Group. The real name of Jack Ma is “Ma Yong” & he born 15th Oct on 1964 in Zhejiang province.  If we look back to Jack Maa’s life. Whole story & failures will encourage all of us.

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Jack MA-inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded

He was not a man from rich & well educated family. He tried three times for University unfortunately all failed . J.Maa wanted to be a Harvard student & he applied at Harvard for ten times but all failed. They didn’t want to see him even. Often Jack Ma tried for a job. He applied 30 times but got rejected.  He felt so frustrated at that time. Nevertheless, he believed that something is waiting for him. Thus he inspired himself all the time .To prove himself he had to work hard. Jack Ma’s thinking was totally different than other peoples. Most of people considered him as a crazy guy & the way he thought will never work. Jack Ma took all these negatives as a challenge. Therefore. after 16 years Jack Ma is the man of world economic history. Started Alibaba he wanted to solve other peoples need & he was so optimistic on that.

In 1999 Goldman Sachs invested 5 million dollar & another Japanese Company SoftBank in 2000 invested 20 Million dollars. This 25 million dollars investment kept a rapid contribution for Alibaba. Then he concentrated on Alibaba’s spread & growth. Along with customer,included SME support for local business people. Taobao is the most popular ecommerce site in China. Ebay wanted to buy that site but Jack Ma declined. At the same time Yahoo invested 1 billion dollar on Taobao. Little by little Alibaba’s share rate got high in the market & total share rate was approximately 10 billion dollar. In 2005 Alibaba introduced as a trillion Yean organization in China. Today Alibaba has most successful sister concern e.g Taobao Group, AliMama, Aliexpress , AliPay.

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Famous Quote

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03.Colonel Sanders

His full name is Colonel Harland Sanders. He born in 1890 in Indiana, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

Most of us don’t know Colonel Sanders but everyone knows KFC. KFC is not only well-known for his chicken recipe, but also most eaten fried chicken all over the world. Considering today, C.Sander is a successful guy, right? But he is one of the famous failure of the earth.

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Colonel Sanders-inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded

He was from a middle class family. When he was 5-years old, his father suddenly died, keeping his mom and 3 children, including Harland.

For family betterment & financial support his mother started working in a nearest factory. Then Harlnd engaged to take care of his siblings as well as he had become an experienced at cooking during that time. Learning how to cook bread and vegetables and advancing in his knowledge on cooking .Even he could prepare meat just when he was 7-years old. He worked in  a farmhand on his 10 years.

In 1902, his mother Margaret remarried & full family shifted to Greenwood Indiana. His stepfather disliked C. Sander all the time & their relation was so unsatisfactory. Often being forced Harland had to leave home. In 1903 C. Sander age was 14 only & started working as a farmhand at another farm in Southern Indiana.

Sanders worked several odd jobs for years for survival, never truly able to make anything stick. He owned and operated a ferry boat business on the Ohio River. After few years he started to sell tires in Winchester Kentucky. But could bring any satisfactory output on that & he dropped the business. In 1930, opened up a restaurant inside in North Corbin Kentucky in which he started serving chicken dishes. He was 40-years old at the time. Unfortunately he could continue restaurant business for long &was destroyed by a fire just 4 months later. Nevertheless, Colonel Sander has total faith on his “secret” Chiken recipe. In 1942, we he started selling his recipe to the restaurant.

Sander tried all most thousand restaurant before his 1st customer. Little by little we got exposure of his Kentury fried chicken recipe & it discovered strongly after 1955.

[quote cite='"I think a dream is just a suggestion to start something out, do something."

"I’m too drunk to taste this chicken”

"Hard work beats all the tonics and vitamins in the world."'][/quote]

Today this KFC is popular in all over the world. Total 118+ different countries have KFC restaurant & KFC has more than 18875 KFC outlets.

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She’s a billionaire with her own TELEVISION channel and a fondness for giving away cars but Oprah Winfrey was fired from her very first TELEVISION task as an anchor in Baltimore

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In 2015, Oprah reviewed her experiences throughout a Harvard start speech:

” There is no such thing as failure. Failure is simply life trying to move us in another instructions.”

Creating your own TV channel is a sure way never to get fired again!

  • “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
  • The Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
  • more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
  • I’m black, I don’t feel burdened by it and I don’t think it’s a huge responsibility. It’s part of who I am. It does not define me.
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05.Steven Spielberg

His cinematic output has grossed more than $9 billion and brought him 3 Academy Awards, however the master of the smash hit was rejected TWO TIMES by the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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As their method of stating “Oops, I think we were wrong about you” the school built a structure in honor of Spielberg.

“The most expensive habit in the world is celluloid, not heroin, and I need a fix every few years.”

“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”

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06.Thomas Edison

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In what might be at the same time the most disheartening declaration and worst teaching practice of perpetuity, Thomas Edison was informed by his teachers he was ‘too silly to discover anything’.

Edison went on to hold more than 1,000 patents, including the phonograph and useful electric lamp. Death most likely spared his instructors the ignominy of their incorrect assessment.

[quote cite='#I start where the last man left off. # The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.

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07.Walt Disney

Can you imagine your youth without Disney? Well it might easily have actually been if Walt had listened to his previous paper editor. The editor informed Walt he ‘did not have creativity and had no good ideas’. Undeterred, Old Walt went on to create the cultural icon that bears his name.

Disney’s take on failure:

” I believe it is essential to have a good tough failure when you’re young … Since it makes you type of aware of what can take place to you. Because of it I’ve never ever had any fear in my entire life when we’ve been near collapse and all of that. I’ve never been afraid.”

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08.Albert Einstein

His name is synonymous with intelligence yet it wasn’t constantly that way for Albert Einstein. As a child he didn’t begin speaking up until he was 4, checking out until he was 7, and was believed to be mentally handicapped.

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He went on to win a Nobel Reward and modified the world’s method to physics. I think he was simply considering the best thing to say for those very first 4 years …

[quote cite=' #All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

# When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

# The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. #Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.

# First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.'][/quote]

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09.J.K. Rowling

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The billionaire writer of the world. All time best selling book writer in England.

She is the Writer of Harry Potter. Just before releasing the Harry Potter series. She was a woman who used to take “walfare benefits”.

Prior to there was a wizard, there was well-being. Rowling was a broke, depressed, separated single mother all at once writing a novel while studying.

Now one of the richest women in the world, Rowling assesses her early failures:

[quote cite='" It is impossible to live without stopping working at something, unless you live so very carefully that you may as well not have lived at all-- in which case, you fail by default."

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10.Abraham Lincoln

Though Sir Abraham Lincoln left this world on 1865 but still his story motivates all of us. Hence we kept him in list of the inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded

Lincoln’s failures were broad and various. He achieved the special accomplishment of leaving for a war a captain and returning a personal (the most affordable military rank).

He next took failure in his stride during numerous failed service efforts. Undeterred, Lincoln marched into the political world, where he launched a number of stopped working runs at political workplace prior to his ascendance to President.

[quote cite='“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”'][/quote]

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11.Jerry Seinfeld

Prior to the program about absolutely nothing, Seinfeld was a young comedian on the stand-up circuit. His very first time on stage didn’t go so well. On seeing the audience he froze and was booed and jeered off phase.

His options: pack it in and accept funny isn’t his thing or go back to the very same stage the following night and have the audience in hysterics. He opted for the latter and went on to become one of the most effective comics of perpetuity.

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12.Theodor Seuss Geisel

Understood to generations as Dr Seuss, the much-loved kids author had his very first book turned down by 27 different publishers. His books that weren’t good enough for these publishers went on to sell more than 600 million copies worldwide.

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13.Stephen King

In another circumstances in the never ending series “Book Publishers Making Dumb Choices”, mega author Stephen King had his very first book Carrie turned down 30 times.

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A famous author & story teller with motivational success stories

Dejected, King discarded the book in the trash. His other half retrieved it and implored him to resubmit it which caused his first book offer and generated his illustrious profession.

#The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

#“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

# “Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”

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14.Vincent Van Gogh

A Van Gogh painting will cost you upwards of $100 million nowadays. But in his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh could not get rid of the important things.

He offered just one painting, ‘The Red Vineyard’, throughout his lifetime, and the sale came not long prior to his death. Unfortunately for Vincent, others got to delight in the financial spoils of his lifetime of toils.

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15.Elvis Presley

” You ain’t goin’ no place, son. You should go back to drivin’ a truck.”

These are the words that welcomed Elvis Presley after his first performance at the Grand Ole Opry, after which he was without delay fired. Getting rid of the keys to the truck, Presley went on to end up being the world’s biggest star with a legacy that withstands.

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16.Michael Jordan

18 inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded
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Either he was part of the greatest high school lineup of all time or his coach made a substantial mistake in cutting Michael Jordan from his high school basketball team. Six Champions and 5 MVPs later, Jordan ended up being perhaps the greatest basketball gamer of all time.

Jordan famously said:

” I have actually missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have actually been turned over to take the video game winning shot, and I missed out on. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

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17.Charles Darwin

The guy credited with much of how we pertained to understand the world today, Darwin was thought about an average student and abandoned a career in medication as a result.

Darwin embarked on a lifetime research study of nature that resulted in the critical ‘On the Origin of Species’ and permanently changed the method mankind takes a look at our presence.

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18.Sir James Dyson

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You understand that aggravating feeling when you do not get something on the very first effort?

Numerous that by 5,126 since that’s the variety of failed prototypes Sir James Dyson went through over the course of 15 years prior to producing the eponymous best-selling bagless vacuum that led to a net worth of $4.5 billion.

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We have written this content considering several facts. Out of that, we tried to present remarkable persons whose life passing ways touch us a lot. We believe those people will change your life pattern too through success and failure quotes & stories. Finally, you loved our list of inspirational stories of famous failures who succeeded.

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