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10 Famous Successful Persons Who Overcame Huge Obstacles

18 July 2014

10 Famous Successful Persons Who Overcame Huge Obstacles

We look at some people and we see how successful, famous and talented they are. We imagine it was all easy for them and we wish we were in their shoes. But was it easy? Not for these 10 Famous Successful Persons Who Overcame Huge Obstacles.

I was once told by an entrepreneur that he failed 10 times before he actually had the successful business he runs now. All I could think about was that 10 times is a lot and how did he managed to keep himself motivated.

If there is something we need to accept about life is that we will fail, maybe more than once, but you will never know if there is something great out there for you, unless you try and believe in yourself.

You will be surprised how many talented celebrities were rejected, fired and told they were no good. Let’s see their stories:

10Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg got rejected from film school … three times.

I always thought that classic education is a little overrated and this proves my theory. One of the most prolific filmmakers of all time, the man who brought us “Shindler’s List,” “Jaws,” “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park” couldn’t get into the film school of his choice.

He was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times and eventually attended school at another location, only to drop out to become a director before finishing.

Thirty-five years after starting his degree, Spielberg returned to school in 2002 to finally complete his work and earn his BA.

“I wanted to accomplish this for many years as a thank-you to my parents for giving me the opportunity for an education and a career.”

10 Famous Successful Persons Who Overcame Huge Obstacles - Steven Spielbergg
10 Famous Successful Persons Who Overcame Huge Obstacles – Steven Spielbergg
NEXT: #9 Steve Jobs

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