Friday, November 30, 2012
I have always believed that there is someone out there that is less talented, less motivated, has a worse upbringing, has less money, worse friends and is still able to overcome more obstacles and become ULTRA Successful. Next time you think you CAN'T think of these people.
His teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything." and was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive."
Thomas Edison's 1000 inventions came during the Panic of 1873 -- 6 years -- and the Long Depression -- 23 years.
He did not speak until he was four years-old and did not read until he was seven. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and a teacher described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams."
Albert Einstein survived one Long Depression, three panics and Post WWI Recession.
He failed sixth grade and was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he (Winston Churchill) became Prime Minister at the age of 62.