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Try, try again...

Posted by on Feb. 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM
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Thought this was interesting. mental floss, my fav mag had a list of people who tried and tried again.. 

Col. sanders recipe rejected 1,009 times. 

Douglas MacArthur denied admission to westpoint 2xs

Sir James Dyson went thru 5126 vacuum protoyoes before making ine that worked. 

Bill Gates first business, Traf-O-data, was amicroprocessor that read traffic data, it failed. 

Rudyard Kipling was rejected by a Newspaper editor who told him "YOU just dont know how to use the English language," 

Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed. 

Oprah was fired from a job as a co-anchor because her boss believed she "wasnt cut out for TV." 

Fred Astaires first screen notes read: cant act, cant sing, slightly bald.. Can dance a little.

Billy Joel spent 6 months playing at an LA bar under the name Bill Martin after releasing his poorly recieved solo album. His working in this "piano bar" inspired him to write piano man. 

Steven speilberg was denied admission to film school 3 times

soichiro honda didnt get the engineering job he wanted at Toyota, so he began making motorcycles... He later founded Honda. 

Winston Churchill failed 6th grade.

Dr Seuss had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers. 

Persistance is an amazing thing... Isnt it? 

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Cecelia712
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM
2 moms liked this
Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
And yes, persistence can be a great thing, except when as a mom your kid is persistent on getting their way, then it SUCKS!!
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lizmarie1975
by Liz on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Very cool!

lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Feb. 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM
Yes must be persistent.
Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Feb. 3, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I am with CeCe

powow65
by Kim on Feb. 4, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Dr.suess?! Really?! I love his work!
Jillysmom
by Adele on Feb. 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM
this is so true. I can't think of it off the top of my head but I know thre is something with Michael Jordan also
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