In the 60's, a well-known musician and drama
actor brought his son to All India Radio for audition. After
the recording, AIR rejected him saying his voice was not suited
for broadcasting. Years later, it is a well-known fact that
AIR cannot have a day without broadcasting his voice. The
son was none other than our KJ Jesudas.
In 1962, four 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. Groups of guitars are on
the way out." The group was called The Beatles.
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.”
He went on to become the most popular singer in America: Elvis
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
in 1876, it did not ring off the hook with calls from potential
backers. After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford
Hayes said, "That's an amazing invention, but who would
ever want to use one of them?"
When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb,
he tried over 2000 experiments before he got it to work. A
young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times.
He said, "I never failed once. I invented the light bulb.
It just happened to be a 2000-step process."
the 1940s, 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 and process. Haloid became the ‘Xerox
Corporation’ we know today.
She was the 20th of 22 children. She was
born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was
4 years old, she contacted double pneumonia and scarlet fever,
which left her with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed
the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to
walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk,
which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided
to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For
the next few years every race she entered, she came in last.
Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day
she actually won a race. And then another. From then on she
won every race she entered. Eventually this little girl, who
was told she would never walk again, went on to win three
Olympic gold medals!!! She was Wilma Rudolph !!
cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences
of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision
cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. You gain
strength, experience and confidence by every experience where
you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the
thing you cannot do. And remember, the finest steel gets sent
through the hottest furnace. A winner is not one who never
fails, but one who NEVER QUITS! In LIFE, remember that you
pass this way only once! Let’s live life to the fullest
and give it our extreme best.
Have a blissful life...