The common thread….

The common thread………….

Some nervous young musicians played their first record audition
for the executives of the Decca Recording company. The executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, “We don’t like their sound. “Their style is on the way out.”
The group – The Beatles.

Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency,
told a young modeling hopeful, “You’d better learn secretarial
work or else get married.” But the young girl wouldn’t quit and
became known as… Marilyn Monroe.

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry fired a singer after one performance. He told him, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”

The young singer… Elvis Presley.
A young inventor demonstrated his passion to the President.
After the demonstration, the President said, “That’s an amazing
invention, son; but who would ever want to use one of them?”
The year was 1876, the President was Rutherford B. Hayes,
the young inventor –

Alexander Graham Bell… the Telephone.

When a young reporter asked a young inventor why he continued,
since he had failed so many times, the young inventor answered
that he had not failed. It was just that his approach to his vision
happened to be a 2000 step process…
Thomas Edison-the Light Bulb.

In the 1940’s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson took his idea to 20 corporations, including some of the biggest in the country. They all turned him down. In 1947 – after seven long years of rejections, he finally got a tiny company in Rochester, New York,
the Haloid Company, to purchase the rights to his invention. His idea
turned the corporate world upside down and in the process, the tiny
Haloid Company became…
The Xerox Corporation.
The moral of the above stories: Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet of our comfort zone. Only through experiences of pursuing through the fear of the unknown, can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.


From Morning with Dilbert blog

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