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7 May 2004

Keep trying................

Posted by awesh in General | 9:05pm

A winner is not one who never fails, but one who NEVER
QUITS!  Success comes out of thousands of failure.
A candidate for a news broadcasters post was rejected
by officials since his voice was not fit for a news
broadcaster. He was
also told that with his obnoxiously long name, he
would never be famous.
He is Amitabh Bachan.
A small boy - the fifth amongst seven siblings of a
poor father, was
selling newspapers in a small village to earn his
living. He was not
exceptionally smart at school but was fascinated by
religion and rockets.
The first rocket he built crashed. A missile that he
built crashed
multiple times and he was made a butt of ridicule.He
is the person to
have scripted the Space Odyssey of India
- Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their
first record audition for
the executives of the Decca recording Company. The
>executives were not
impressed. While turning down this group of musicians,
one executive
said, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars
are on the way out."
The group was called The Beatles.
In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book
Modelling Agency told
modelling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You'd better
learn secretarial work
or else get married."She went on and became Marilyn
In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole
Opry,Fired a singer after
one performance. He told him, "You ain't
goin'nowhere....son. You ought
to go back to drivin' a truck." He went on to become
Elvis Presley.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in
1876, it did not
ring off the hook with calls from potential
backers.After making a
demonstration call,President Rutherford Hayes said,
"That's an amazing invention,
but who would ever want to see one of them?"
When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried
over 2000
experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter
asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said,
"I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It
just happened to be a 2000-step process."
In the 1940s, another young inventor named Chester
Carlson took his idea
to 20 orporations, including some of the biggest in
the country. They all
turned him down.In 1947 after seven long years of
rejections! He finally got a tiny
company in Rochester, New York, the Haloid company, to
purchase the rights
to his invention -- an electrostatic paper-copying
process. Haloid became Xerox Corporation.
A little girl - the 20th of 22 children, was born
prematurely and her survival was doubtful.
When she was 4 years old, she contracted double
pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her
with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed th! e
metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to
walk without it.By 13 she had developed a rhythmic
walk, which doctors said was a
miracle. That same year she decided to become a
runner. She entered a race and came in last.
For the next few years every race she entered, she
came in last.Everyone told her to quit, but she kept
on running.
One day she actually won a race. And then another.From
then on she won every race she entered. Eventually
this little girl -
Wilma Rudolph, went on to win three Olympic gold
A school teacher scolded a boy for not paying
attention to his mathematics and for not being able to
solve simple
problems. She told him that you would not become
anybody in life. The boy went on to become Albert
The Moral of the above Stories:
Ch! aracter cannot be developed in ease and quiet -
Only through experiences of trial and suffering can
the soul be
strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and
success achieved.You gain strength, experience and
confidence by every
experience where you really stop to look fear in the
face.You must do the thing you cannot do. And
remember, the finest steel gets sent through the
hottest furnace.In LIFE, remember that you pass this
way only once!
let's live life to the fullest and give it our extreme




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