Success comes in many guises. People can be successful at school, in their career, or equally in their marriage or hobby. The one common link between extremely successful people seems to be that they never give up.

The accent to success is often framed as being perfect, where in reality is not. Most successful people fail, not once, but time and time again until their goal is accomplished. Successful people are extremely good at picking themselves up from setbacks, dusting themselves down, and going again. Here are some examples:

Henry Ford – the founder of the Ford Motor Company had two failed motor companies before he made a success of Ford Motors.

J.K. Rowling – as a divorced single mum on welfare, Rowling’s Harry Potter books were continually reject by publisher for being too long, or because children’s books never make money, before she eventually won a publishing deal.

Sir Richard Branson – the billionaire has had a string of failed business to match his successful ones.

Oprah Winfrey – now ranked as number 1 in Forbes celebrity list, she was fired from her jobs as a reporter, and a TV presenter, before hitting the big time.

Guest Blog by Johnathan O’Regan, Colfe’s School Parent

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