From Awful to Awesome
October 5, 2009 3:25 PM Subscribe
Are there any stories of people notable/talented/successful in their field who started out being completely crap?
posted by divabat to Society & Culture (32 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the "roads to success" stories I've read involve the person having some form of latent talent at the beginning, or actually having talent but not being appreciated for it. But has there been anyone who was or is currently successful at something that started out being really really bad?
A sportsperson who was a total couch potato and could hardly run, or a painter that couldn't grasp technique, or a dancer that kept stumbling. But through effort and persistence they broke through and became a star.
Any stories along those lines?