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Tiwony: Never Give up

Tiwony: Never Give up
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Never give up from whatever you have set your target goals to be; A lot of great world leaders failed a few times but they didn’t give up, had they did, we would be without a lot of their discoveries.  Enjoy this video as well as the brief summary of some of the great folks in the history of the world who have tried and failed yet never gave up.

Winston Churchill failed sixth grade. He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never, Never, Never give up.” (his capitals, mind you)

Socrates was called “an immoral corrupter of youth” and continued to corrupt even after a sentence of death was imposed on him. He drank the hemlock and died corrupting.

Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe. He returned to his office and kept on writing.

Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college introductory-psychology class. His teacher commented that “there was a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another.” Three years later Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, he became President of the American Psychological Association.

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.” Clearly, he evolved.

Thomas Edison’s teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive.” As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was “sub-normal,” and one of his teachers described him as “mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams.” He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.

Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15th out of 22 students in chemistry.

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York City caught on.

F. W. Woolworth was not allowed to wait on customers when he worked in a dry goods store because, his boss said, “he didn’t have enough sense.”

When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its owners offered all their rights to Western Union for $100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the pronouncement, “What use could this company make of an electrical toy.”

John Garcia, who eventually was honored for his fundamental psychological discoveries, was once told by a reviewer of his often-rejected manuscripts that one is no more likely to find the phenomenon he discovered than to find bird droppings in a cuckoo clock. (sort of a cute critique actually)

Rocket scientist Robert Goddard found his ideas bitterly rejected by his scientific peers on the grounds that rocket propulsion would not work in the rarefied atmosphere of outer space.

Daniel Boone was once asked by a reporter if he had ever been lost in the wilderness. Boone thought for a moment and replied, “No, but I was once bewildered for about three days.”

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  • Jucee
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    I want to thank you for this post. I was at a point in my life where I felt like giving up. It was my faith in Jesus and deep meditation that brought me back to reality. The cards you hold in your hand are not gonna always be in your favor, so it’s up to you to know exactly how to play them. And in all things you must ask for wisdom and guidance from the Almighty God who favors you. He is not known to have ever let anyibody down. When you think it’s all over, that’s when He brings out a whole new deck of brand new cards to work with. Trust in HIM when you think about giving up and ask HIm to guide you. God Bless.

    • Mr. Prodg
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      Jucee, much respect for this one. I wish you well in your journey…

  • MM
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    never give up…one has to have something to live for in order to feel it worth it…these folks have passion and set up goals…THAT is the difference :)

  • Jamie Dedes
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    As someone wiser than me once said, “Failure is just a way to find out what doesn’t work.”

    Wonderful post, Mr. Prodg. Fine values. Fine ideals.

    May all your dreams come true or may you know them to be false and abandon them without regret, moving on to what is true for you.

    You’re an inspiration.

    Good luck!

    • Mr. Prodg
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      Thanks Jamie…I am appreciative of your positive feedback

  • Eks
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    Sometimes you have to, you try and you try and you try and you take chances and you argue, and you fight and you demand and you…so much of you you put into it and no changes whatsoever,,,and you are not getting much out of it…then you gotta or you are just a fool

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