Failures are the pillars of success! This adage is true and every winner in life has tasted failures at least once. In the popular bestseller “You Can Win” by Shiv Khera, he says “Winners are not different, they do things differently”. There are thousands of inspirational success stories of ordinary people who believed in themselves more than their goals.
Today, We Bring to You 5 Inspiring People Who Met Their Goals and Prospered!
- Steve Jobs:
Yes, the name behind the iconic company, Apple did not have smooth sailing throughout his life. Steve Jobs was no extraordinary student and could not afford an expensive college education. He had a dream and believed in it. Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College and went on to do a free course in Calligraphy. This inspired him to introduced a diverse range of fonts versus the single standard font on MacBooks launched by Apple. He became the Father of Innovation in the technological world. Many big-time companies started to follow his ideals of innovation management and today his story is one of the most shared inspirational success sagas budding entrepreneurs actively listen to!
- Mark Zuckerberg:
If it wasn’t for him, you would not have been using Facebook. This billionaire is no academic scholar. He dropped out of Harvard University and started his own website for social networking. He was reprimanded by Harvard University for Facemash- his inspiration for Facebook. He created this site by taking student photos from Harvard records without the permission of the subject. He developed Facebook with the addition of the ideas of social networking sites like MySpace initially for Harvard where students could register and connect with other students. It became so popular that he later expanded Facebook to the Ivy League schools and subsequently to the world. Facebook toppled the then reigning social networking website of Google, Orkut. Today Facebook is one of the world’s leading social networking sites for both personal and business accounts.
- Colonel Sanders:
Kentucky Fried Chicken popular known as KFC across the globe was founded by a man who did not know what to do with his retirement savings of $100! Colonel Sanders a 65-year old man was searching for a new career option to survive in the world. He only knew one thing well at that age- he could cook delicious fried chicken. So, he took his home-made recipe from restaurant to restaurant in USA. However, he faced mass rejections. He never gave up and finally when one restaurant accepted his recipe the rest they say is history!
- Dhirubhai Ambani:
Back home, who don’t know the name of Reliance? Founded by Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance today is one the largest private companies in India. He was a small trader of spices and he went to Yemen to work as a clerk. However, he had this burning desire to be a successful businessman and always believed in himself. He changed the style of business in India and went on to create one of the iconic companies in the country- Reliance Industries.
- Narayan Murthy:
Who hasn’t heard the name of Infosys in India? Its founder Narayan Murthy only had a dream but no funds. He took a loan of Rs 10,000 from his wife Sudha Murthy to create one of the biggest technological names in India today- Infosys! He was born poor and social upliftment was the biggest challenge he learnt to overcome in his life. With 6 friends he founded Infosys in 1981. Today, technological career aspirants long to work under the Infosys brand. Since he was from a lower-middle-class family, Narayan Murthy always says keeping your life straight and simply allows you to work more and worry less!
Therefore, from the above, it is evident that in order to prosper in life you just need to invest in yourself. These 5 inspiring people who met their goals and prospered did not have an affluent or extraordinary background. They worked hard and were devoted to their goals. They managed to succeed and did so to inspire the world that nothing is impossible only if you try!