Inspiring Stories of Famous People…

All people fail at certain instances in their lives, the only thing that makes them different is how they manage to stand up or how they choose to fail again.


Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer,who won her division of NSSA National Championship. At the age of 13, she had lost her left arm in a shark attack. Despite the trauma of the incident,she was determined to return to surfing. You know what determined heart never lose hope, One month after the attack she returned to surfing. Even after losing her arm she never gave up but thrived to surf with one arm.


Walter Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer. At 18 years old his goal was to become a newspaper artist but within a year he was fired because “he lacked imagination”. He started a new business but within a month it went down. Even after a few failed businesses he didn’t lose his determination and optimism.Once his first movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was premiered,it became the most successful motion picture of the year and won several awards, the rest is the history. Now his story would have been published in that newspaper as an article

All of my obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you

– Walt Disney


Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons.He is well known for his business ethics and philanthropy.At the very start of his career as chairman, two companies under him faced bankruptcy and his employees faith in him dwindled as he brought down the retirement age from 70 to 65, leading to an ouster of some of the oldest employees of the organisation. Despite the many failures he has seen, Tata Nano being the latest, Ratan Tata did not give up and continues to be a global figure even today. He is one of the person who consider their employee’s requests.


Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive and philanthropist.With her success on the Oprah Winfrey Show, autobiographies, radio shows, and involvement in the weight loss industry, one can think she had it easy but no, she had to overcome plenty of struggles as a young girl. She was born into poverty and was sexually abused .Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories. But now here she is as a successful person with networth of 260 crore USD.

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

– Oprah Winfrey


J.K. Rowling is a British author, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best selling book series in the history. It was not easy for her, she had faced difficulties. She got married, suffered abuse , had a daughter and later divorced her husband and became a single mother. Her book was rejected by all major British publications and a year later she was finally able to get it published. Now , Harry Potter is a global brand worth US $15 billion.


Stephen King is an American author of  horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books.His first novel was rejected 30 times before a firm would publish it but he didn’t give up writing.

“Either get busy living or get busy dying”

-Stephen King


Steven Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the  New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.This great filmmaker who has won countless records and prizes for his contribution towards best film making has also suffered from several failures in his life. He was not able to get higher examination grades in the schools during the childhood following which he has been suspended three times from the University of Southern California. Following his passion and dedication, he went on creating great movies and finally won three Oscar awards and made a sum total of fifty-one great movies.


Steve Jobs has been known as an iconic figure for the establishment of Apple like the biggest company. However, it is extremely shocking to know that the $2 billion company with over 4000 employees has been started with only two persons in a garage. It is also to be noticed that this great establisher has been dismissed and fired from the company from which he has started his career. Further, realizing his potential and capabilities, Steve Jobs proceeded further towards establishing this biggest company which is famously known as ‘Apple’.


Jennifer Aniston is one of the highest paid actor in hollywood. She has her own production company. Before she became a popular actress, Jennifer Aniston had worked as a courier, waitress, bike messengers and participated in several Broadway performances.She was dyslexic and all four tv shows she stars got cancelled . She got her first TV role in 1990, and then starred in a horror movie that was crushed by critics. She was already thinking of quitting when she got approved for one of the leading roles in Friends, which was the turning point of her career.

We have reached our conclusion.. If you haved failed in reaching your goal don’t worry all the above people in the list have faced it too… But it’s up to you now, whether you want to face your fear and get back up on your feet or hide away.. life throws chances and choices, it’s upto you what you want and where you wanna be… Do comment who inspired you the most..


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