Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because his boss thought he lacked creativity.
R.H. Macy opened — and closed — four businesses over a 12-year period before finding success with his Manhattan department store.
And Colonel Sanders was turned down 1009 times over a two-year period before he finally found somebody who was willing to invest in his famous fried chicken.
The bottom line: Success isn’t measured by how often we fail — it’s measured by how many times we try.
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