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Never Give Up

1.Rashid Ali 

Rashid Ali describes growing up in a very poor household where his father struggled to support the family. Even though he was a good student, Mr. Ali decided at a young age to drop out of school and help his father, sacrificing his own chance at an education so that his younger siblings could stay in school instead. He began working at a local power loom in Pakistan’s vast textile industry, starting work at 8 in the morning and pulling frequent double shifts to keep up with demand.
Mr. Ali’s hard work paid off, and within a short time he was factory foreman. Then in 1996, his eyesight began to fail. Doctors attributed the condition to overwork, but said there was nothing they could do. And shortly, Mr. Ali became legally blind. Saying he did not want his handicap to tarnish the reputation as an excellent worker that he had been building for so long, Mr. Ali resigned from the factory to focus on his medical care. For the next six years, he and his family struggled to adjust to the new reality of his blindness. He worked odd jobs but his family members, concerned for his health and safety, always intervened. Mr. Ali describes those years as a period of deepening faith as he prayed intensely for guidance and courage.
Then he found out about a plant in his neighborhood that manufactured special wire brushes used in the construction trade. The owner of the factory agreed to hire Mr. Ali despite his blindness, and with a little extra training, Mr. Ali was able to do the job. Even though he only earned 50 rupees his first day at the brush factory, Mr. Ali describes the job as something that gave him a sense of hope. Eventually the owner laid Mr. Ali off; he needed to give Mr. Ali’s job to a family member. But by then, Mr. Ali’s confidence had grown to the point that he realized he could have his own brush factory.Mr. Ali has steadily expanded his business, acquiring more machines, hiring workers, and selling more product. He has created three jobs so far, along with supporting his own family, and has plans to keep growing.

2.Albert Einstein 

 Most of us take Einstein's name as synonymous with genius, but he didn't always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

3.Ratan Tata

What do you do when you have a role model to look up to and then, you are asked to fill the role model's shoes? When Ratan Tata became the chairman in 1991, he had a mammoth task set before him. His futuristic views and liberal attitude did not go well with some of the top honchos at Tata which resulted in a tussle at the management level. At the very start of his career as chairman, two companies under him faced bankruptcy and his employees faith in him dwindled as he brought down the retirement age from 70 to 65, leading to an ouster of some of the oldest employees of the organisation. Despite the many failures he has seen, Tata Nano being the latest, Ratan Tata did not give up and continues to be a global figure even today.

4.J.K. Rowling  

Rowling is one of the most inspirational success stories of our time. Many people simply know her as the woman who created Harry Potter. But, what most people don’t know is what she went through prior to reaching stardom. Rowling’s life was not peaches and cream. She struggled tremendously.
In 1990, Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter. She stated that the idea came “fully formed” into her mind one day while she was on a train from Manchester to London. She began writing furiously. However, later that year, her mother died after 10 years of complications from Multiple Sclerosis.
In 1992 she moved to Portugal to teach English where she met a man, married, and had a daughter. In 1993, her marriage ended in divorce and she moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to be closer to her sister. At that time, she had three chapters of Harry Potter in her suitcase.
Rowling saw herself as a failure at this time. She was jobless, divorced, penniless, and with a dependent child. She suffered through bouts of depression, eventually signing up for government-assisted welfare. It was a difficult time in her life, but she pushed through the failures.
In 1995 all 12 major publishers rejected the Harry Potter script. But, it was a year later when a small publishing house, Bloomsbury, accepted it and extended a very small £1500 advance.  In 1997, the book was published with only 1000 copies, 500 of which were distributed to libraries.

In 1997 and 1998, the book won awards from Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year. After that, it was one wild ride for Rowling. Today, Rowling has sold more than 400 million copies of her books, and is considered to be the most successful woman author in the United Kingdom.

5. Colonel Sanders

People know him because of his iconic white suit and bow tie. Colonel Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Yet, the zany Sanders got off to a rocky start in life. In fact, it wasn’t until the age of 62 that he set out with a $105 social security check in hand to pitch his chicken recipe to restaurants. 1,009 folks told him he was crazy, but he didn’t give up.
Sanders worked many jobs including fireman, tire salesman, insurance salesman, and of course, a cook. He brewed up his secret chicken recipe between 1939-1940 when he figured out how to pressure fry the chicken in a faster and more consistent product all the time. He was at the age of 50 when that happened.
However, it wasn’t until 1952 that he hit the road and began trying to sell his franchise-model chicken restaurant. The first restaurant that he landed was based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, which became the first Kentucky Fried Chicken. The restaurant tripled its sales within a year where 75% of that revenue was from the colonel’s chicken.
The company grew and expanded faster than he could have ever imagined. In 1964, at the age of 74 years old, Sanders sold the company for $2 million dollars to a group of investors led by Jack C. Massey and John Y. Brown Jr. He retained the rights to the Canadian franchises and stayed on as a salaried goodwill ambassador to the company.

However, this just goes to show you that it doesn’t matter how old you are or just how much money you have to your name in order to accomplish something great.
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