Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” If your recent attempt at greatness has turned into an epic fail, then what I’m about to tell you will hopefully incite you to persevere, as Emerson’s quote suggests. Here’s how to make the best of an epic fail!
If you know you’re meant to do something—if you can’t sleep, eat or stop talking about a passion—then you owe it to yourself (and the world) to keep trying. And if you need an incentive to “keep on keepin’ on,” then let me assure you that when it comes to epic fails, you’re in really good company.
Some Famous Examples of Epic Fails
If you’re looking for examples of people who have suffered an epic fail or two (or more) and persevered, you needn’t look far. Plenty of famous people have overcome failure and changed not only their lives, but the lives of others as well.
Walt Disney was once fired for his inability to be creative.
R.H. Macy failed at several retail-related projects and start-ups before starting the retail giant we know as Macys.
Henry Ford almost ruined his professional reputation after several failed attempts at success. Later, he not only founded the Ford Motor Company, he revolutionized the entire auto industry with production line manufacturing.
The one thread that links every one of these people is their belief in their own ability and their unwillingness to quit, even when everyone else told them that they probably should quit.
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