COOL! 5 Inspiring People Who went from Zero to Hero

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    Have you ever wished that you could do something so amazing in your life? Maybe, now you already have this ‘big’ dream but you are worried that it will never be anything more than a fantasy.

    Today, VMST would like to share about five people going from Zero to Hero in many fields: business, sports, media and science.

    Their success did not come from luck, not even skill or talent but one thing in common….they worked very hard and they never gave up! It is just that simple, read these 5 short stories, let them inspire you and make you believe in what you really can do.

    1. Colonel Sanders- creator of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

    You might not realize him by his name, but I’m pretty sure you were familiar with his face. It’s safe to say he is possibly the world’s most recognizable commercial icon.


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    But before all the fame he gets, Colonel Sanders was only a retiree who had nothing except a fried chicken recipe, a restaurant that was about to broke and a dream?

    The only thing that made him different from the other person was his unbelievable level of determination. To turn his dream come true in his 60s, Colonel Sanders tried to promote his fried chicken recipe by driving around the country sleeping in his car and knocking on every door. He was rejected 1009 times until finally someone said yes! And that was the start of the million dollar empire KFC.

    2. Howard Schultz -CEO of Starbucks

    Born to a poor family in Brooklyn, Howard Schultz was an accomplished athlete in his youth, which allowed him to go to college on an athletic scholarship. After graduating, he initially worked as a salesman for Xerox, and then as a general manager for Swedish drip coffee maker manufacturer, Hammarplast. It was in that capacity that he first came into contact with a small Seattle-based coffee-bean shop called Starbucks. He would go on to work for this company and eventually run it, turning Starbucks into the global brand it is today.


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    3. Michael Jordan

    As a kid, Michael was seen as the ‘goofy’ kid who liked basketball. He wasn’t very tall and didn’t come from an athletic family like the basketball star must-have factors.


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    But he got determined. Michael met many setbacks and failures but finally, his hard work eventually paid off.

    In Michael first day entered the league, his jump shot was evaluated as “not good enough”. He spent his off season on practicing hundreds of jump shots every day until they were perfect.

    Do you know that in High school, our star was even rejected from the basketball team? It’s hard to believe right?

    But, for every weakness or reject, Michael found a way to turn it into his strength. So, today we could know him as the greatest basketball player of all time.

    4. Oprah Winfrey


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    Oprah Winfrey- one of the most respected Black American women in the world: Sexually abused at 9; Ran away from home at 13; pregnant at 14; Beauty queen at 17; abused drugs in her 20s; first black American woman on National T.V in America and Millionaire at 32. Sounds strange but true.

    5. Thomas Edison

    What would the world be like if Thomas Edison had given up trying to invent the light bulb?


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    He failed at it 10000 times so it would be easy to understand if he just gave up. But no, Thomas had to work harder than many of us. Actually, during all school duration, he had difficulty learning in a traditional teaching method and his teachers used to tell him that he was “too stupid to learn anything”. After that, he even was fired from his first two jobs because of too “unproductive” performance. Maybe this short story will wipe off your thought about the luck or amazing skills of Thomas Edison in your head as you used to think.

    In spite of his troubles and failures, Thomas never stopped pursuing his dream.

    He is now one of the most successful and influential and inspiring people in the world, not only having invented the light bulb, but also phonograph, moving camera along with many other things.

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    You see? The secret to success is not luck or destiny, rather it’s as simple as hard work and perseverance which can help you reach your big dream and even change the world no matter what you’re doing now or where you’re from.

    It’s easy to look at all the celebrities’ shots as they are on a higher level then you…that they are just born to success, and that for you, success is nothing but a fairy tale.

    But when you take a real look at how these people came to be where they are, you’ll notice that most of them started with nothing just like you and I right now but a big dream and a heck of a strong will.

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    Indeed, they may inspire some people to progress in this worldly life but real successful is he who is forgiven on the judgement day.
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    Stephen King the writer was rejected on his first eight times.

    JRR Tolkien was rejected 31 times before his/her first success. I''m not sure of their gender.

    The creator of Toyota (now deceased) started in the 1930s and did not succeed fully until the 197os.

    Sean Connery the actor first started in the film industry from the early the 1950s and did not achieve success until 1962.

    Harrison Ford and Sylvestor Stallone the actors started with bit parts in low budget movies without being noticed in the Mid 1960s before being successful in the 1970s. Harrison Ford was working as a carpenter fixing shelves at the time he was spotted by George Lucas. It was also Lucas's home he was working in then.

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