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15 Success Stories of Successful People Who Were Once a Failure

By Bincy Joseph, 28 June 2018


11Stephen King

Stephen King is another author who had to struggle to make his name well known in the author world. Horror and suspense is the niche of this famous American author who once struggled to get into this position. He now stands amongst the top 19 authors of the world, and all his books are bestsellers of all times.

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12Vincent van Gogh

This man has an unfortunate story, he thrived as a painter in his whole life but never gained recognition by the world. His paintings cost a million dollar today, but when he was alive, he struggled a lot and was only able to see a single painting of him being sold.

Vincent van Gogh

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13Thomas Edison


“Bulb,” the invention of Thomas Edison gave light to the whole world at times of darkness. But it is hard to believe that this scientist also faced many failures and was also called as a stupid fellow by his teacher. Despite being called as incapable to learn, this man never lost hope and continued to take all this in a positive direction and invented the electric bulb which will make him remembered for years.

Thomas Edison

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14Soichiro Honda

Honda is a well-known name in the automobile industry, but the man behind this name Soichiro Honda faced failures during the start of his career. He failed to grab a job in Toyota company, but he didn’t quit and started making his own scooters. He stands in the million-dollar club and his brand Honda is now a competitor of the Toyota company where he once went in search of a job.

Soichiro Honda

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15Elvis Presley

This rock star the king of rock and roll was once told that he should go back and resume his job as a truck driver rather than entering into the music field. These words are enough to demotivate a person, but as an individual, he kept on trying without losing hope and became what he is today.

Elvis Presley

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