YOU CAN SET GOALS
Goal setting Myth #31
Look at all those successful people, they have never failed
Failure is the path to success. Take a look at some familiar names.
J.K Rowling, the author of Harry Potter – Divorced, raising a child, penniless, rejected by 12 publishers and told to get a day job as there was “no money in children’s books.”
Nick Woodman – First two companies failed, lost $4 million, went on to invent the GoPro camera, now worth $2.6 billion.
Colonel Harland Sanders – Aged 66, almost broke, living off social security. Legend has it he had over 1,000 attempts to sell the first KFC franchise.
Walt Disney – Studio went bankrupt, created Disneyland after five years planning and much difficulty obtaining funding (purportedly over 300 banks refused).
James Dyson – 5,217 attempts over 15 years at inventing the bagless vacuum cleaner. Now worth $5 billion.
John Grisham – First book took three years to write and received rejection from 28 publishers.
Stephen King – First book was rejected 30 times.
Steve Jobs – Made some monumental mistakes including the Lisa, Apple III and PowerCube computers, hiring John Sculley as CEO who eventually sacked Jobs from Apple, Apple TV, NeXT computer.
Richard Branson – Almost jailed for tax evasion with Virgin records, failures of Virgin Cola, Virgin Vodka, Virgin Brides, Virgin Ware, Virgin Clothing, Virgin Vie cosmetics, Virgin Cars, Virgin Digital, Virgin Pulse and Virgin Megastores.
Henry Ford – Was broke five times before establishing the successful Ford Motor Company
Harrison Ford –it took him 9 years to land a role in a movie. He was told he would never make it in the movie industry.
Robert Kiyosaki – had several bankruptcies before, at 50 years of age, he penned Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which has since sold 26 million copies.
Sylvester Stallone – broke, homeless, living out of a bus terminal, he was rejected 1,500 times by people in the movie industry. He wrote Rocky and was offered $325,000 for it if he didn’t star in it. He starred in it. Rocky grossed $200m.
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