that guy up there.. Thomas Edison, famously said “I didn’t fail 1,000 times (on the way to creating the first light bulb).. i successfully found 1,000 ways that didn’t work..”
In one of my songs i talk about how
“You really aint in Hell til u decide to quit/
the crowd cant tell, it just looks like part of the trick/
it’s all about ya bounce back- man everybody slip…/
Theres a way to play the hand no matter what cards you get..”
Most of the ones on top today got there after going thru failure after failure. If you want to get to the promised land- u gonna have to cross the Red Sea. More often than not, those who history best remembers were faced with numerous obstacles that forced them to work harder and show more determination than others. Did you know Drake went broke putting all his money into the “replacement girl” the (hot-axx) single he had with Tre Songz, waaaay before all the lil Wayne collabos?? Next time you’re feeling down about your failures in college or in a career, keep these fifty other famous people in mind and remind yourself that sometimes failure is just the first step towards success.
These businessmen and the companies they founded are today known around the world, but as these stories show, their beginnings weren’t always smooth.
1) Henry Ford: While Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five time before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
2) R. H. Macy: Most people are familiar with this large department store chain, but Macy didn’t always have it easy. Macy started seven failed business before finally hitting big with his store in New York City.
3) F. W. Woolworth: Some may not know this name today, but Woolworth was once one of the biggest names in department stores in the U.S. Before starting his own business, young Woolworth worked at a dry goods store and was not allowed to wait on customers because his boss said he lacked the sense needed to do so.