Well known people had ever failed before.
He wasn't able to speak until he was almost 4 years old and his teachers said he would "never amount to much."
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his room, and cried.
Fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas."
At 30 he was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.
Was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she "wasn't fit for television."
Rejected by Decca Recording Studios, who said "We don't like their sound- they have no future in show business."
NEVER GIVE UP MY FRIENDS!