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The Importance of Failure by Funders and Founders

“How Many Times Should You Try?” is an eye-opening video that will make you think twice before giving up on your dreams.

How Many Times Should You Try

This inspiring video was based on an infographic made by Ana Vital entitled “How Many Times Should You Try?”, where the author points the importance of failure in people’s life and how everyone has the power to achieve any dream they wish. All you have to do is believe that is possible, you will achieve it, because if you do, nothing will stop you from keep trying.

SEE ALSO: The Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling

How Many Times Should You Try

How Many Times Should You Try

Every time you make a mistake you have a chance to learn from it, and this is why is so important to keep trying. Keep on improving yourself, and that will not only lead you to fulfill your dreams, but also become a better human being in the process. Here is a short list from her website, with the number of failures of some famous people:

“— 3 times Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California Film School.

— 25 times Tim Ferris’s book The 4 Hour Work Week was rejected by publishers.

— 162 times the author of this infographic made searches for this data.

— 300 times founder of Pandora.com approached investors before he got funding.

— 400 times Richard Branson launched companies before he finally founded one that is out of this world [Virgin Galactic] pun-intended.

— 1009 times Colonel Sanders who just started KFC was turned down when he tried selling his fried chicken recipe.

— 1500 times Sylvester Stallone was rejected when he tried selling his script and himself as what would become the film “Rocky” [account by Tony Robbins, Stallone’s personal friend].

— 5126 times James Dyson created failed prototypes of his vacuum cleaner before succeeding.

— 10000 times Thomas Edison created failed prototypes of his electric bulb before succeeding.”

How Many Times Should You Try

How Many Times Should You Try

BUY: Never Give Up: A story about self-esteem

Imagine all the wonderful things that would not be invented if people had given up on their dreams? If Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, hadn’t worked hard enough (and learned from his mistakes too) you would probably be reading this article on a printed magazine of some sort. Or most likely, you wouldn’t be reading this at all, because I would probably not be able to get this printed anyway.

Believe in your dream and keep going, learn from your mistakes and do not give up, and if that’s not enough, here’s some food for thought, a quote from Michael Jordan that explain it all very well:

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I can’t accept not trying.”


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