Failure is the highway to success. Failure is a chance to learn and try again. Failure is not failure unless you QUIT. Some of the most successful people on our planet have gone through periods of despair, heartbreak and failure. But at the end of it all, they learned that there is no peace without trouble, no rest without pain, no sorrow without laughter, no victory without struggle. These are just some of the prices we must pay for success.

When John Lennon was 5 years old his mother told him that happiness was the key to life. When he went to school his teacher gave him an assignment to write down what he wanted to be when he grew up. He wrote “happy”. The teacher told him he didn’t understand the assignment. He told the teacher she didn’t “understand life”

In the early days of the Beatles, Decca Record Studios rejected a contract with them, saying “We do not like their music. They have no place in the music business”.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was about 6 years. He was expelled from at least one school and his teachers told him he would never amount to anything.

Walt Disney, who once worked for a newspaper, was fired because he lacked imagination and had no original ideas.

Oprah Winfrey was once demoted from her job as a news anchor because “she was not fit for television.”

Steve Jobs, at age 30, was left devastated and depressed when he was abruptly fired from the company he cofounded. Yet, he went on to revolutionize technology in the world.

Michael Jordan, after being cut from his high school basketball TEAM, went home, locked himself in his room and cried.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”              Michael Jordan

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