A winner is NOT one who NEVER FAILS, but one who NEVER QUITS! Read on..
A candidate for a news broadcasters post was rejected by officials since his voice was not fit for a news broadcaster. He was also told that with
his obnoxiously long name, he would never be famous.
He is Amitabh Bacchan.
A small boy – the fifth amongst seven siblings of a poor father, was selling newspapers in a small village to earn his living. He was not exceptionally
smart at school but was fascinated by religion and rockets. The first rocket he built crashed. A missile that he built crashed multiple times and he
was made a butt of ridicule. He is the person to have scripted the Space Odyssey of India single-handedly-
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording Company. The executives were not
impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, “We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.”
The group was called The Beatles.
In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, Fired a singer after one performance. He told him, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere….son. You ought to
go back to drivin’ a truck.” He went on to become Elvis Presley.
When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so
many times. He said, “I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.”
A little girl – the 20th of 22 children, was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contracted double
pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began
to walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk, which doctors
said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every race she entered,
she came in last. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she actually won a race. And then another. From then on she won every
race she entered. Eventually this little girl – Wilma Rudolph, went on to win three Olympic gold medals.
A school teacher scolded a boy for not paying attention to his mathematics and for not being able to solve simple problems. She told him that you
would not become anybody in life. The boy was Albert Einstein.
The Moral of the above Stories:
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet, Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition
inspired and success achieved. You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must
do the thing you cannot do.
“Failure is the pillar of success!” “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
” winners persists, losers quit.”