These successful people once failed as well.

Are you worried about failure?. Take a leaf out of these successful people book.

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful you need to be a person who makes things happens”. Jim Lovell

Success can be best achieved if one steps on all the rungs of opportunity. One’s own resolution to succeed in life is more important than any others. It depends on the preparation for future challenges and the learning’s from discouragements of the past. A person achieves success if he learns from his failures and get self-satisfied in knowing that he did his best he is capable of.

But success always comes with a price and many successful people spent years for achieving their goals.

Following is the list of highly successful people who suffered resentment, rejection, as well as potential put-downs on their way to success.

Richard Branson:

The English business magnet, investor and a Philanthropist, Richard is the head of a multi-billion dollar empire today. Surprisingly, his success came with a heavy cost. He suffered from dyslexia and had a hard time in the learning institutions, nearly failed out school until the age of 13 and dropped out at the age of 16.

He started his magazine named as student and sold $8000 worth of advertising in its first edition. He started a mail-ordered company called Virgin for funding his magazine efforts. This company expanded to the heights and now holds more than 200 companies in more than 30 countries. Now he is focusing all his efforts to for space tourism venture.

Chad Hurley:

Co-founder and the former CEO of the video sharing website, Chad Hurley received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In 2005, he founded YouTube which became one of the web’s fastest growing sites. He was ranked No. 28 on Business 2.0 magazine in the list of 50 people who matter”.

Elon Musk:

Elon Musk was the second entrepreneur in the Silicone Valley who built three companies Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. He always kept a critical thinking which leads him to his overwhelming success. He himself said

“When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world”. Elon Musk

He had to go through many lows and failures before reaching the tallest mountains. But his brain and vision were the only assets that made him worth $12 billion today.

Bill Gates:

The richest man in the world who topped Forbes Annual Rakings 16 time in the past 21 years, Bill gates started his journey with a complete failure. Before launching Microsoft, he failed a business called Traf-O-Data which motivated him and he created the largest software company in the world.

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”. Bill Gates said

Mark Zukerberg:

The youngest billionaire on the planet who created a social networking platform as Facebook, Mark Zukerberg also failed on his journey to success. He created a messenger ZuckNet at the age of 12, at high school he wrote an artificially intelligent media player Synapse for Mp3 playlists and developed gaming and communication tools.



Written by Hisham Sarwar

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