Posted by @ B H i on July 4, 2006
Officials rejected a candidate for a news broadcasters post Since his voice was not fit for a news broadcaster.
He was also told that with his obnoxiously long name, He would never be famous.
He is Amitabh Bachchan.
In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition For the executives of the Decca Recording Company. The executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, One executive said, “We don’t like! Their sound. Groups of guitars are On the way out .”
The group was called The Beatles.
In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency Told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, “You’d better learn secretarial work or else get married “.
She went on and became Marilyn Monroe .
In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, Fired a singer after one performance. He told him, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck “.
He went on to become Elvis Presley .
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A small boy–the fifth amongst seven siblings of a poor father, Was selling newspapers in a small village to earn his living. He was not exceptionally smart at school but was fascinated by Religion and rockets.
The first rocket he built crashed. A missile that he built crashed Multiple times And he was made a butt of ridicule.
He is the person to have scripted the Space Odyssey of India Single-handedly.
He is Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. President of India.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, It did not ring off the hook with calls from potential backers.
After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford Hayes said, “That’s an amazing invention, but who would ever want to see one of them ?”
When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, He tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work.
A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times.
He said, “I never failed once. I invented the light bulb.
It just happened to be a 2000-step process “.
In the 1940s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson Took his idea to 20 corporations, including some of the biggest in The country.
They all turned him down. In 1947, after 7 long years of rejections, He finally got a tiny company in Rochester, NY, the Haloid Company, To purchase the rights to his invention–an electrostatic Paper-copying process.
Haloid became Xerox Corporation.
A little girl–the 20th of 22 children, Was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, She contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, Which left her with aparalyzed left leg.
At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on And began to Walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk, Which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every Race she entered, She came in last.
Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she Actually won a race.
And then another. From then on she won every race she entered.
Eventually this little girl– Wilma Rudolph , went on to win three Olympic gold medals.
A schoolteacher scolded a boy for not paying attention to his mathematics And for not being able to solve simple problems.
She told him that you would not become anybody in life.
The boy was Albert Einstein
*He Rescues The Birds *
Once, while riding through the country with some other lawyers, Abraham Lincoln was missed from the party, and was seen loitering near a thicket of wild plum trees where the men had Stopped a short time before to water their horses.
” Where is Lincoln?” asked one of the lawyers.
” When I saw him last,” answered another, ” he had caught two young birds that the wind had blown out of their nest, and was hunting for the nest to put them back again .”
As Lincoln joined them, the lawyers rallied him on his tender-heartedness, and he said: — ” I could not have slept unless I had restored those little birds to their mother .”
*Growing Older *
When the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was well along in years, his hair was white but he Was still a vigorous man. Someone asked him why this was so.
The poet pointed to an apple tree in bloom and said, ” That tree is very old, but I never saw prettier blossoms on it that it now bears. That tree grows new wood each year. Like that apple tree, I try to grow a little new wood each year.”
*Be A Better Person *
A Young student approached the famous French scientist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal, and declared, ” If I had your brains, I would be a better person .”
Pondering the depth of that statement, Pascal paused momentarily before replying, ” Be a better person, and you will have my brains.”