If you didn’t land the job you wanted, screwed up at work or you’re just having a bad day check this list out. It might make you feel better…
WALT DISNEY. Fired by a newspaper editor who said “he lacked imagination & had no good ideas.”
STEVE JOBS. Dropped out of college in his freshman year.
J.K. ROWLING’s 1st HARRY POTTER book. Rejected by 12 publishers before a tiny London publishing house picked it up.
MICHAEL JORDAN. Cut from his high school varsity basketball team sophomore year.
THE BEATLES. Rejected by Decca Records who said “we don’t like their sound.”
ELVIS PRESLEY. Kicked out of the Grand Ole Opry with recommendation he go back to driving a truck.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. It took Jane Austen 17 years to find a publisher.
THOMAS EDISON. Home-schooled by his mother because his teachers considered him “slow”… his first invention was feeding
his friend a large dose of gas-producing powder to see if it would make him float off the ground. It didn’t : )
STEVEN SPIELBERG. Dropped out of high school in his sophomore year. When he was persuaded to comeback, he was placed in a learning disabled class.
SHARON STONE. Couldn’t get a date to her high school prom.
BARBRA STREISAND. Her mother told her she wasn’t pretty enough to be an actress & she’d never become a singer because her voice wasn’t good enough.
JULIA ROBERTS. Auditioned for ‘All My Children’ but didn’t get the part.
BRAD PITT. First acting job: he played a chicken, wearing a chicken suit to attract customers to El Pollo Loco restaurant.