Greatest minds who failed at first
Being smart does not mean that you always win in the game of life. Even the greatest and smartest people fail at some point in it. It could be before or after success … Here are four famous and smartest people who have failed at their youth.
Bill Gates. Bill did not seem to fit in in the world of success after dropping out of Harvard. He started a business whit Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data which went bankrupt and fallen to the rock bottom. While this early idea did not work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.
Walt Disney. Today Disney rakes billions from movies, merchandise ant theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a bit of a rough start. He was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas”. After that, Disney started a number of businesses that did not lasted too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept going and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.
Albert Einstein. Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous for genius, but he was not always the genius we take him for now. Albert did not speak until he was four and started writing only at age seven. Because of that his parents and teachers though he was mentally retarded. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might taken him a bit longer, but we all can agree that Albert caught up pretty good in the end.
Thomas Edison. In his early years, teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything”. Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked.
So it turns out that not all famous and smart people were successful at first. And if you are having a hard time, remember that it is okay. Just do not give up just yet.