Whenever a new star (celebrity) is born, its very common for people to think that he/she has achieved fame overnight. Its common for people in India to say that ‘Iska to chandi ho gaya’ (like winning a lottery) whenever a new talent is revealed.
But what people don’t know is that most of these celebrities have hung there for years, with the hope that they will be successful some day. There are many successful celebrities who have come up from poor backgrounds, who were not known to posses extraordinary skills when they were young.
But they all are successful today because of their passion towards their craft, and perseverance over the years. Here are some facts that reveal their background and circumstances, from where they have come and risen to dazzling heights.
“I slept on benches and everyday borrowed 20Rs/- from friend to travel to film city” – Sharukh khan
What is talent?
Rahul Gandhi is yet to start his career at 43 yrs whereas Sachin is retired and has been awarded the “Bharat Ratna” at the age of 40 yrs. That’s called talent.
What is success?
In 1988 Tendulkar failed in English in 10th Std.
But in 2014, 10th Std students have a lesson in English that is about TENDULKAR. That’s success..
“During my secondary school, I was dropped from school basketball team” – MICHAEL JORDAN
“I was rejected for the job in ALL INDIA RADIO bcoz of my heavy voice” – AMITABH BACCHAN
“I used to work in petrol pump” – DHIRUBHAI AMBANI
“I was rejected in d interview of PILOT” – ABDUL KALAM
“I didn’t even complete my university education” – Bill Gates !!
“I was a dyslexic kid” – TOM CRUIZE
“I was raped at the age of 9 ” – Oprah Winfrey
“I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training” – Lionel Messi
“I used to sleep on the floor in friends’rooms,returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple” – Steve Jobs !!
“My teachers used to call me a failure” – Tony Blair
“I was in prison for 27 years” – Late President Nelson Mandela
and here comes d “THALIVA”
“At d age of 30, I was a bus conductor” – RAJNI KANT
So if life is a struggle for you currently, you can seek some inspiration and motivation from these people; even they have struggled at some point of time in their lives.
Life is not about what you couldn’t do so far, it’s about what you can still do. Wait and don’t ever give up.
Miracles happen every day….!!
The most recent miracle is: A chaiwala becoming the prime minister of India.
Hope you enjoyed this post.