If you are calling yourself a loser because of your past performances ,then remember…
“ Nobody’s past can determine how their future would be”
Only banks are those institutions where loans for future business are given based on past performances. In the kingdom of life, nobody can predict anyone’s future based on their past performances.
Let us take the case of Walt Disney.
When he returned from serving as a Red Cross volunteer in World War I, he’d had enough time to think about his future. He wanted to make cartoon motion pictures. So in 1920 he started his own company at the age of 19, drawing cartoons of the creatures from his childhood.
At the same time he had so little money to pay the rent, being forced to live with friends and often going without food. He failed to sell a single cartoon.
At the age of 22, he went bankrupt after the brutal failure of a cartoon series in Kansas City. He went bankrupt several times. He also wanted to become a Hollywood actor but it never happened. He was once fired by a newspaper editor who accused him to be lazy and lacking imagination and creative ideas.
Three years later he left Kansas City for Hollywood to pursue his childhood dream. He set up a studio in a converted garage and, after five years – a long time when he is without an income, he struck little success with a short animation of
‘Alice in Cartoonland’ and ‘Oswald the Rabbit’.
But again in 1928 some of his cartoonists left taking Oswald with them. Disney was shattered . His success was short lived and he returned to having nowhere to live and little money for food.
But his secret of success was within him. Out of the disaster he created his first Mickey Mouse character and, suddenly, he was on the road to real success.
Rest is the history…!!!
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney.
Only those who are ready to work hard and not give up, achieve their dreams.
Let me quote Thomas Edison here. Here are a few of his thoughts to help you believe how thoughts guided his success.
2. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
3. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
4. “There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
5. “When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until its done.
The secret to success lies in not giving up and trying one more time !
All the best 🙂
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