Steve Jobs was offered for adoption by his biological mother and was turned down twice before being eventually adopted. He never completed college. He rose to become the CEO of Apple before he passed on. Bill Gates abandoned college and took to the street, he is the world richest man today. Abraham Lincoln had an unrivaled number of defeats in politics, yet he became the president of the United States. Thomas Edison failed 999 times before succeeding in making the incandescent light.
The common factor to all of these great men is perseverance. In spite of their setbacks and backgrounds, they persisted and persevered in the pursuit of their goal. They had several genuine reasons to stop trying, but they never gave room for any excuse. Life is what you make of it. If life throws lemons at you, make lemonade out of it. If life throws stones at you, use those stones to build your way up. Success stories are founded on the pedestal of past failures, mistakes, persecutions and resistance.
If you fail in the days of adversity, your strength is little. Proverbs 24:10. Use your adversity as the material for your success. Your story will only be an encouragement to others, if you eventually succeed. So you have got no choice or excuse than to succeed. Really, there is no excuse just get going!
God bless us all.
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