Don’t Give Up Most successful people have faced failure and doubt at some point in their lives, but like the people below, they refused to give up. “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” Thomas Edison Michael Jordan was cut from the high school varsity basketball team his sophomore year. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he had“no good ideas.” Raised in extreme poverty, Oprah Winfrey didn’t own a pair of shoes until she was six. She is now a billionaire. Thomas Edison once had a teacher who told him that he was too stupid to learn anything. Steven Spielberg, an Academy Award winning director, was rejected by USC’s film school three times. J.K. Rowling was living on welfare before she wrote the Harry Potter series. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. Study Tips and Strategies InfoGuide Staying Motivated Copyrighted Material 753-17 WOODBURN PRESS This digital publication was presented by: ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved