No one is born a successful one. But everyone’s dream is to become successful. In our life, we have to make our own path and succeed. In that process, we face so many obstacles and difficulties. But when facing them, some fall easily. To motivate them in their tough times and to rise after falling, inspirational stories help a lot.
The best way to look for inspiration during our tough times is the stories of people who succeeded through their tough times.
Here are some people who succeeded in their life through obstacles. So get inspiration for your life through the stories of these people.
Who is Oprah Winfrey?
Oprah Winfrey is a media executive, actress, and talk show host. She hosted her own show by the name ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ which is famous worldwide. This show was aired for 25 seasons. She launched her own TV network in 2011, which is named Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Oprah is considered as the most influential woman in the world. She is a multi-billionaire.
Oprah Winfrey’s life path
Oprah was born in Kosciusko, a rural town. Her adolescence was not as beautiful as other normal girls. It was a troubled adolescence as she was sexually abused by many relatives and friends of her mother.
After that, she moved to live with her father and entered a state university. After some time, she started to work on a TV and radio broadcast. Then she moved to Baltimore in 1976, hosted many shows, and became very famous and a competitive character. She was rewarded many times Because of her hard work.
The early life of Stephen king
In full Stephen Edwin King, Stephen King was born on 21st September 1947 in Portland. he is a famous novelist worldwide. He is a graduate of Maine university and worked as a teacher. While doing his job as a teacher, he was tempted to write novels.
His first ever horror novel Carrie was a huge success. It was a horror novel. His book was rejected more than 30 times, and he even threw his book because of those rejections. Luckily his wife picked it from the bin and helped him to make it a success. His books are very famous and have sold more than 350 million copies. King is recognized as one of the most successful horror writers.
Roadway until he become succeed
Though he is now a very famous character, his path was not an easy one. He published his first short story while he was a student. He wrote for the school newspaper when he was in school. That is the beginning of becoming a famous writer. After graduating from the university, he wanted to become a teacher and looked for it. For the first time, he could not work as a teacher, and then he took a job in a laundry. While working in it, he continued to write stories. After getting a career as a teacher, he married a fellow writer Tabitha Spruce.
Rowling’s early life
Jonne Rowling is a very famous British author and screenwriter. She was born in Yate, England, on 31st July 1965, and She was graduated from the University of Exeter. She has a younger sister, and their mother died when they were young. In 1990 Rowling moved to Portugal and there met her husband and married him. In her marriage, she gave birth to her daughter. But That marriage ended in a divorce. After that, she moved to her sister with her daughter.
Path of becoming a famous writer
When struggling with these things, Rowling started to work on the Harry Potter series’s first book. That idea came to her mind when she was traveling on a train.
Rowling grew up surrounded by books and wanted to become a writer from an early age. She says, ‘I lived for books.’ Rowling wrote her first story ‘Rabbit,’ when she was six years old. And then, at eleven, she wrote her first novel. When she was studying in university, she read French and classics in the university library. That knowledge was useful to her when creating spells in the Harry Potter series.
The harry potter series was very famous worldwide and more than 500 copies of the series were sold out. Other than the Harry Potter series, she wrote many other novels. Some of them are the Tales of Beedle the Bard, fantastic beast series, the casual vacancy, very good lives, etc.
Who is Bill Gates?
William Hen ry Gates is an American computer programmer and an entrepreneur.
He was born in Seattle on 28th October 1995. The atmosphere of his family was warm and close. He has two sisters and they were all encouraged to be competitive. He was a good reader and loved to read books.
Gate’s life with computers
He studied at lakeside school and he wrote a tic-tac-toe program in BASIC computer language. While studying in lakeside school, he met Allen, who was two years older than him. Then both become good friends. He went to Harward university in 1973 to study law. But he left the university in 1975 to do his business in Microsoft with Allen.
He spent more time on his computer. In 1970 Gates and his friend Allen worked on a program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle. Though both wanted to start their own company, gates’ parents wanted Gates to complete his education. In 1975 both Gates and Allen worked together and formed Microsoft. After some time, Allen left the company.
Microsoft was the world’s most extensive software development company, and bill gates became one of the world’s richest men.
His first business venture failed. But he did not give up and worked hard. Finally, he succeeded.
The early life of Bethany hamilton
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer who acquires national championships. She is a motivational speaker, wife, mother, and a strong woman who won her life.
Hamilton’s birthplace is Hawaii that has beautiful beaches. She loved surfing. So, since childhood, she did surfing.
The turning point of Bethany’s life
On a Halloween day morning In 2003, she went on surfing when she was 13 years old. Unfortunately, she was attacked by a 15 feet long tiger shark.
But she was lucky enough to save her life from that attack.
How can someone live a good life by having such a bad memory in their life? It is a challenge. What will you do if that happens to you? Will you fall and give up on everything? Many will do so. But this woman did not fall from that incident. Hamilton did not give up on surfing. She turned her life path into a beautiful one.
Her story depicted in the movie ‘Soul Surfer’ and a documentary named ‘Bethany Hamilton: unstoppable’ was released in 2018.
How was Carrey’s early life?
Jim Eugene Carry is a Canadian American who was born on 17th January 1962. He is a comedian actor who established himself as a leading actor.
His family was impoverished. At least they had no enough money to have a home, and they survived in a van. Carrey stopped his school life to support his family. After leaving the school, Carrey started to work as a janitor in a factory, and he worked for two years in it.
Path of becoming a success
At the age of eight, Carrey started making his facial expressions and discovered a talent for making impressions. In 1979, when Carrey was just 15 years old, he started his career as a stand-up comedian in a Toronto club. Carrey was able to make a living as a comedian. He wrote many materials as an opening act for comics, such as Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield. When he was 19, Carrey moved to Hollywood.
In 1983 Carrey acted in a Canadian television film. Then he played the leading role in several movies and became very famous. Liar liar, the Truman show, ‘man on the moon’ are some of those films. Among them,’ liar liar’ hit the top. He received the golden globe for ‘the Truman show.’
No matter how his past was, he succeeded in his life because of his efforts.
Vera wang was born to a wealthy family in new york city in 1949. She had her studies in private schools. Wang was a competitive ice skater. Although she wanted to participate in the Olympics, she could not make that dream come true. But she did not fall from it and began to work in the fashion field.
Wang’s life with fashions
She worked in Vogue as a sittings assistant. Then she became a fashion editor at Vogue, and she was the youngest fashion editor at Vogue. In 1987 she left the workplace to make her dream at Ralph Laurant come true. While she was planning her wedding, she realized that she could make a massive difference in the bridal industry. Then she started to design wedding dresses, and her fashions became very famous. Because of her talents in the fashion industry, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman, and many other prominent women came to make their wedding dresses.
Today she is a world-famous fashion designer with a business worth over one billion.
Who is Walt Disney?
Walt Disney is an American film and television producer, entrepreneur, and animator. He is best known for creating Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. Among his works, the cartoon character mickey mouse became very famous in the world. He is the founder of Walt Disney productions, which became one of the world’s best-known motion picture production companies. He was an innovative animator who won 22 academic awards in his lifetime.
His career path
Disney was born in Chicago on 5th December 1901. He lived in Marceline for a long time, and in there, Disney learned to draw and colour. After moving to Kansas, Disney did a job of selling snacks and newspapers to travelers. At Chicago, Disney did a course to learn drawing. When he was 16, Disney stopped school to join the army.
But he rejected it and joined the red cross. Then Disney went to France and drove an ambulance. After coming to Kansas City again, he started to work in a film ad company. When working in it, Disney wanted to start his own company. So he started his own company. But Disney was bankrupted, and he started it again after changing its name. Step by step, his studio succeeded, and his company became famous.
Who is Marilyn Monroe?
Marilyn Monroe, original name Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on 1st June 1926 in Los Angeles. She is an American actress who played leading roles and was a prominent sexy symbol. She was considered a pop culture icon and starred in many commercially successful films. Her mother was confined in an asylum, and 12 sets of foster parents reared Marilyn.
In 1942 she married a fellow worker in an aircraft factory. But that marriage was not a successful one, and they got divorced.
Her career path
In 1946 she became a popular photographic model, and she signed a short-term contract with the twentieth-century fox. Then she took her screen name as Marilyn Monroe. Then she appeared in a few movies. But she was unemployed and again returned as a photographic model. Because of her nude photo on a calendar, she got a chance to appear in the film ‘Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay!’ In 1948. After that, she got an opportunity to act in many other movies. Then she married a baseball player, and that marriage also ended up in a divorce.
In 1956 she again married a playwright Arthur Miller. Her last drama was ‘The Misfits’, which was written by Miller specifically for Monroe. But during the production of the drama, they got breakup and divorced in 1961. Then she got a role in something’s got to give’ comedy-drama. When filming it, she got absent frequently because of her bad health.
After a few months, She got fired from the drama. Although they recalled Monroe, the works of drama were never resumed. After several months Monroe died from the overdose of sleeping pills in her home in Los Angeles. However, some believe that the Kennedy brothers killed her because of her affairs with them.
Malala is a Pakistani girl and a spokesperson for women’s rights. Her family was a Sunni Muslim family in Mingora, and she was born on 12th July 1997.
Malala is a girl who stood for the rights of women. She began to write an anonymous blog to the BBC on women’s education and Taliban organization, under the name of ‘Gul Makai.’ In that period, the Taliban banned music, television, women going out shopping, and women’s education. However, they decided to give a primary education to the girls if they wore a burka. But people feared going out. Because of Malala and her father’s outspoken views, they received death threats. So Malala’s father decided to send her to a boarding school out of the city. But she did not want to go.
Her identity about writing to the BBC was revealed. So she received international coverage. She received Pakistan’s first youth peace prize in 2011 and was nominated for the international children’s peace prize. As she wrote against the Taliban, the Taliban wanted to kill her. Then one day in 2012, a gunman entered her school and shot her. Although she survived, she was in critical condition. After recovery, she temporarily moved to the west midlands with her family.
A UN special Envoy visited Malala when she was hospitalized and launched a petition in her name.
Because of her efforts, she was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2014.
These are only a few examples of inspirational people. They worked hard to achieve their dreams. So do not fall in your hard times. Stay strong and work hard. Learn from the failures.
‘Try and try and try and try one day you can fly.’
Keep this in your mind, Because you are going to win one day.