PEOPLE WHO WERE TOLD

PEOPLE WHO WERE TOLD
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

People who were told they wouldn't achieve much ...
but did.
+The man who was told he "lacked imagination and had no good idea" turned out to be Walt Disney.
+ The man who was "let go" by the investment bank that employed him, and translated his severance check into his "jumpstart career" was none other than Michael Bloomberg.
+The woman who was fired for an inability to sever emotion from newscasts turned out to be Oprah Winfrey.
+The concert hall manager of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry told a certain performer he should return to Memphis and drive trucks for a living. The performer's name was Elvis Presley.
+The employee who was fired for spilling acid on the work floor of Western Union while secretly engaged in experiments turned out to be Thomas Edison.
+The man who didn't speak until he was four, didn't read until he was seven, and was expelled and rejected by a Polytechnic School was Albert Einstein.
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Commonalities of inspiring individuals:
+An ability to rechannel negativity into productivity and move progressively forward.
+An ability to translate rejection into resolve and blast ahead.
+An innate resilience and uncommon sense of fortitude and direction.
+An ongoing and invested quest in learning, growth, and development.
+An ability to see what others cannot see.
+An unstoppable, unflinchable nature; endowed with the internal qualities of grit, wit, and determination.
+Energetically and enthusiastically branded ... confined and defined by none.
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The commonalities of inspiring individuals is "uncommonness."
In doing what the common man doesn't they become what the common man isn't.
Inspiring individuals aren't born ...
they're developed.

Through repetitive cycles of negativity, rejection, and refusal, inspiring individuals learn to redefine and reinvent themselves in positve, productive, and progressive ways.
Be the person you admire.
Be the person who inspires ...
Become.
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