You will never succeed in life... ?
November 2, 2006 1:50 PM Subscribe
I have found that when you are motivated to something unusual or difficult people dont hesitate to tell you how flawed your dream is, and why you will never and cannot physically succeed. Sometimes, these thoughts creep into my head, which I would like to combat, thus my question.
I need quotes or excerpts about people who claimed someone famous in history would never succeed, who ended up making themselves look rather foolish when that person did infact succeed. (examples inside)
posted by JokingClown to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I am planning on making a collage of sorts with all of these examples, and hanging them in my wall so i remember I make the choice whether I succeed, not short sighted folks who have nothing better to do that put down other peoples dreams.
- A professor claimed that no human would ever make a flying machine, no matter how far technology progressed. He wrote a rather indepth article about how it was physically possible. The ironic, or perhaps pathetic part is that the Wright brothers had already made their famous flight at the time of this distinguished professor's article.
- The creator of Nike, or another well-known show company wrote up his business plan for his company as his final project for a college class. His professor gave his plan an F, saying it would never work. So the guy dropped out and started the company anyways, making millions.
So if anyone knows more specific examples than these, or perhaps a website that contains many examples, please share, and thank you in advance.