Stories of Resilience Paul McCartney,Oprah Winfrey and More

Written by Karlin Sloan

resilient stories with paul mccartneyMost people who achieve amazing results must, at one time or another, use their resilience in order to achieve those results. We all have these stories, and it’s worth looking at some of these tales, and how miraculously resilient we humans can be!

Famous stories of resilience can remind us of how powerful we are to transform our circumstances.

1. Richard Branson had dyslexia and poor academic performance as a student. The entrepreneur behind the famous Virgin brands, he now owns 360 companies and is worth over 2.4 billion dollars.

2. Paul McCartney applied to join the choir of the Liverpool cathedral and was turned down because they didn’t think he was a good enough singer. As one of the Beatles and on his own, Paul McCartney is one of the most successful singer/songwriters of all time. McCartney was even bestowed a knighthood. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history.

3. Albert Einstein related that a teacher said he “would never be able to do anything that would make any sense in this life,” before he went on to publish more than 300 scientific works, and more than 150 non-scientific works, and to receive the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

4. Oprah Winfrey famously tells the story of her very dicult and abusive childhood while living in poverty in rural Mississippi, which certainly didn’t stop her from becoming the world’s first black billionaire. Some call her the most influential woman in the world.

These are just a few of the many inspiring stories of individuals who triumphed over adversity and antagonism to reach their dreams and become leaders in their fields. I’m sure you know many more stories like this, so when you’re feeling frustrated or stuck, try and remember some of these stories – see if it doesn’t inspire you to forge ahead!

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