Something worth reading especially to those who think that they have never achieved their success in life.

He didn’t speak until he turned 4, and didn’t read until he was 7. His teachers described him as slow, mentally handicapped, unsociable and adrift forever in foolish dream. He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School (Albert Einstein)

He gave up on having a medical career and was often chastised by his father for being lazy and too dreamy and he would amount to nothing and would be a disgrace to himself and his family (Charles Darwin)

His teachers told him he was "too stupid to learn anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. He made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb (Thomas Edison)

Completely deaf, he was incredibly awkward on the violin and was often so busy working on his own compositions that he neglected to practice. His teacher called him "hopeless as a composer" (Beethoven)

He went to war a captain and returned a private, his fiancé died, he failed in business, had nervous breakdown and was defeated in 8 elections (Abraham Lincoln)

Initially rejected by Hollywood studio executives because they felt his act was nonsense (Charlie Chaplin)

He was fired after his first performance and was told "You ain't going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to driving a truck." (Elvis Presley)

He was fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas". He started a number of businesses that didn't last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure (Walt Disney)

His early businesses failed and left him broke five times (Henry Ford)

Was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job after interviewing for a job as an engineer, leaving him jobless for quite some time (Soichiro Honda)

He drove across the country in his van and slept in it while searching for a restaurant who would take his fried chicken recipe. He was rejected 1008 times before a restaurant took it in. (Colonel Sanders)

At 30 years old, he was left devastated after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started. (Steve Jobs)

Rejected by a recording company, who said "We don't like their sound. They have no future in show business" (The Beatles)

His band got booed off stage when opening for the Monkees and were then dropped from the tour (Jimi Hendrix)

Dropped out of high school. Came back to a learning disabled class where he lasted a month. Rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. (Steven Spielberg)

Was fired from her television reporting job as she was deemed “unfit for TV” (Oprah Winfrey)

His first book received 30 rejections, finally causing him to give up and throw it in the trash before his wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it (Stephen King)

Broke, severely depressed, divorced, had to raise her child on her own and was on welfare.12 publishers rejected the manuscript. (J.K. Rowling)

A high school dropout, whose personal struggles with drugs & poverty culminated in an unsuccessful suicide attempt (Eminem)

After being cut from his high school team, he went home, locked himself in his room and cried (Michael Jordan)

At 11, he was cut from his team after being diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, making his size smaller (Lionel Messi)