Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Against All Odds

"I was raped at the age of 9 "- Oprah Winfrey

"I didn't even complete my University education" - Bill Gates

"I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen" - Joyce Meyer

"I struggled academically throughout elementary school" - Dr Ben Carson

"I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training" - Lionel Messi

"I used to sleep on the floor in friends' rooms, returning­ Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple" - Steve Jobs

"My teachers used to call me a failure" - Tony Blair

"I was in prison for 27 years"- Retired President Nelson Mandela

These are all notable people, who have forged new terrains in their fields and they all have one thing in common:


Even though life was hard, they forged ahead and made something out of nothing.

So the next time you feel down trodden, remember the quotes above.

Be Inspired.


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