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15 Success Stories of Successful People Who Were Once a Failure

By Bincy Joseph, 28 June 2018


Success is a small even letter word but there is a lot of hard work that is required to taste the fruit of success. Success does not come in a complete package with golden paper, but you have to persevere for it with full loyalty and honesty. There are many examples in the world who started off as a failure but thrived to accomplish their dreams proving that the power of time should never be underestimated. Here are the stories of few such successful people who proved that today’s failure is a failure for today and should not affect tomorrow’s success.

1Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is a well-established name today in the music industry but have you ever thought about the struggle that she faced during the start of her career? She was just 11 when she struggled in Nashville to get a record label. She used to make her karaoke Cd’s and used to hand it over to music label receptionists so that she could get a chance to display her talent.

Taylor Swift

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2Harland David Sanders


You might not be knowing the name of this man by his original man, but you will remember him as soon as you hear the word KFC. Yes, we are talking about the owner of the KFC brand Harland who had to struggle to make his secret chicken recipe known to the world. He was rejected a thousand times, but he continued to try and achieved a big name in the restaurant world.

Harland David Sanders

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3Charles Schultz


Charles Schultz is a famous cartoonist who has ruled the minds of the children by his comic strip “peanuts.” He was not a man born with the golden spoon, and he was rejected a lot many times and was unable to get his cartoon stories published during his start of career until Walt Disney appointed him.

Charles Schultz

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4Akio Morita


Akio Morita is the founder of the brand “Sony.” He started off as a fresher and manufactured a cooker that was a complete failure as it used to burn the food rather than cooking it. He faced a lot of rejection and mockery from the world, but he kept trying and finally made his million dollar brand which is a name that the whole world knows at present.

Akio Morita

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5Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga is another well-established name in the music industry and has a lot many awards and laurels to be added to her kitty. She switched to the music label Def Jam Recording from Tisch School of Arts in the New York, but all this turned out in vain. She had to start all over again as she was there in Def’s only for three months and thus had to start her career from the very first point again.

Lady Gaga

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