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     Life is tough for those born with a disability; and a catastrophe for those who cannot cope with such an eventuality. Featured here is a list of amazing people all over the world & their inspiration & commitment to attain success.

1. Elvis Presley – In 1954, when the name Elvis Presley was pretty much unheard of, this famous man tried his music on stage and was fired after only one performance. He now will always be the one and only King of Rock and Roll.

2. Michael Jordan– This great athlete went on to become arguably the best basketball player of all time. But very few people know that he was cut from the high school basketball team and he cried over it. He has referred to his failure many times in the past and it is where he has always attributed his success.

3. Albert Einstein – He was not able to speak until he was 4 years old. He did not read until he reached 7 years old. His teachers did not consider him to have a bright future ahead of him. He was considered mentally handicapped by the people around him and at one point, he was even expelled from school. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his well known Theory of Relativity, in which he is more known for the equation E=mc^2.

4. Bill Gates – He dropped out of Harvard and set up his business with a partner. Under his management, the business became successful and it is now what we know as Microsoft; and is the second richest person in the world.

5. Marilyn Monroe– She was once wrongly judged as someone who did not have what it takes to be a model. Failing to please some modeling agents, she was even told to just find work as a secretary. She went on to become one of the iconic pillars of beauty as we know it today.

6. J. K. Rowling – She was struggling financially for a number of years while raising her child alone. She was living on welfare given by the government. She went on to write all of the Harry Potter books and now she’s one of the richest people in the world.

7. Thomas Edison – As a young pupil, Thomas Edison was considered by his own teachers to be too stupid to learn anything. And even when he decided to work on inventions, he failed 1000 times before he was able to become successful at creating the first light bulb. And that one light bulb made the difference.

8. Walt Disney– Once upon a time, this man who has been credited for hugely successful theme parks and movies was criticized for having a lack of creativity and imagination. He was not successful as a news writer for a local newspaper. He attempted to build many businesses which failed in the end. And now, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy continually bring him Billions of dollars.

9. Ludwig van Beethoven  – This musician was well known for creating symphonies that are still very much enjoyed in our time. As a child, he wanted to spend most of his time composing. It came to a point that he did not work on his skills as a violinist and as a matter of fact, he neglected practicing. His teachers didn’t see any potential in him. He was able to compose many symphonies and some of his most famous ones were composed when he was already deaf.


10. Michael Dell- The creator of Dell computers, had his first job working in a Chinese restaurant for $2.30 an hour.


11. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi - The Indian cricket captain from 1962 to 1970, popularly called Tiger Pataudi met with a nasty car accident in the early 1960s resulting in complete loss of vision of his right eye. This was just when he was at the threshold of a great future. He continued playing undeterred by this big blow and went on to not only continue playing the game but also captained the side; and was regarded as one of India’s more successful cricket captains.

12. Hrithik Roshan- Not many know that the mega star has been suffering from a major stuttering problem ever since age 6 and has gone through several painful speech therapy sessions to improve his speech. He continues with speech therapy even now fearing that he may get back to stuttering and incoherent speech.


      The one thing these success stories have in common is that they all embarked on the quest to live a life doing what they loved. They have battled disability and gone on to shine in their respective careers or taken up an alternative one. Hats of to these brave men and women featured here, and those not featured here who live by example. The never-say-die attitude of these brave men and women will always serve as an inspiration for generations to come.

     Dear friends, hope this inspirational information would give you new hopes to face & design a better life!! It’s always better to try & lose than to never try at all: sure, the lessons driven out of it will take you places!! Good luck for your endeavors!


      Thanks for reading!

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