The Greatest Heroes:
We know believing that is easier said than done, so we collected the following stories of famous celebrities who definitely never gave upincluding Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen King, and J. Some lived in their car, others suffered family abuse, and almost all encountered rejection after rejection professionally and personally—before finally landing a foot in the door.
Read on and get inspired! Stephen King Inspiring people was broke and struggling when he was first trying to write. He lived in a trailer with his wife—also a writer—and they both worked multiple jobs to support their family while pursuing their craft.
They were so poor they had to borrow clothes for their wedding and had gotten rid of the telephone because it was too expensive.
King received so many rejection letters for his works that he developed a system for collecting them. In his book On Writing, he recalls: I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing.
After dozens of rejections, he finally sold it for a meager advance to Doubleday Publishing, where the hardback sold only 13, copies—not great. Jim Carrey When Carrey was 14 years old, his father lost his joband his family hit rough times. At age 15, Carrey performed Inspiring people comedy routine onstage for the first time—in a suit his mom made him—and totally bombed, but he was undeterred.
The next year, at 16, he quit school to focus on comedy full time. He moved to LA shortly after, where he would park on Mulholland Drive every night and visualize his success. Just before that date, he hit his payday with Dumb and Dumber.
Tyler Perry Perry had a rough childhood. He was physically and sexually abused growing up, got kicked out of high school, and tried to commit suicide twice—once as a preteen and again at At 23 he moved to Atlanta and took up odd jobs as he started working on his stage career.
Perry put all his savings into the show and it failed miserably; the run lasted just one weekend and only 30 people came to watch. He kept up with the production, working more odd jobs and often slept in his car to get by.
Six years later, Perry finally broke through when, on its seventh run, the show became a success. Sarah Jessica Parker Parker was born in a poor coal-mining town in rural Ohio, the youngest of four children.
Her parents divorced when she was two, and her mother remarried shortly thereafter and had an additional four children. The family moved to Cincinnati, where Parker was enrolled in a ballet, music, and theater school on scholarship. When she was 11 years old, the family took a trip to New York City so Parker could audition for a Broadway play.
The trip was a success—she and her brother were both cast, and the family relocated to New York. Parker continued to work hard and land roles, eventually becoming the title character of TV juggernaut Sex and the City.
Colonel Harland Sanders Colonel Harland Sanders was fired from a variety of jobs throughout his career before he first started cooking chicken in his roadside Shell Service Station inwhen he was 40 years old, during the Great Depression.
His chicken was even praised in the media by food critic Duncan Hines yes, that Duncan Hines. He drove around, sleeping in his car, and was rejected more than 1, times before finally finding his first partner. Photo of courtesy of Wikimedia. Her parents divorced when she was two, and she rarely saw her father.
She recalls her mother waking her up at all hours to get up and perform. Sadly, when she was 21, her mother and stepfather were killed in a head-on car accident with a logging truck on the highway.
Twain put her career on hold to step in and take care of her three younger siblings who were in their teens at the time. She sang in resorts and put off going after big-time stardom until her sister and brothers were old enough to care for themselves.
Only once her youngest brother graduated high school did she feel OK heading down to Nashville to pursue her career. Emily Blunt Before Blunt was getting nominated for Golden Globes and landing leading roles on the stage and big screen, she could barely carry a conversation with her classmates: Between ages seven and 14, Emily had a major stutter.
It would just haunt me. But the teacher kept gently pressing and suggested she try accents and character voices to help get the words out—and it worked.
By the end of her teens, Blunt had overcome her stutter and went on to achieve the successful career she has now. When you look at her childhood, her personal triumphs are cast in an even more remarkable light. Growing up, Oprah was reportedly a victim of sexual abuse and was repeatedly molested by her cousin, an uncle, and a family friend.
Later, she became pregnant and gave birth to a child at age 14, who passed away just two weeks later.The list below is from the book The Greatest Heroes: Inspiring Profiles of One Hundred Men and Women Who Changed the World (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press: New York City, ), written by H.
Paul Jeffers.. Text from inside book jacket: In Greek and Roman mythology, the world hero was used to describe men whose courageous actions brought favor from the gods. As a purpose-driven company, Lowe’s is committed to helping people love where they live.
That’s the lens Lowe’s uses to do what’s right for customers and its communities. People who changed the world aren't always who you'd expect. They're housewives, sisters, and ordinary people believe in a better world. He is the best president ever, and probably the most maligned as well.
But he gets my vote as the most inspirational person for because he wanted the Presidency, he did what it took to gain it.
Rosa Parks: Wouldn’t give up her seat. Tired from a full day’s work, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery bus on December 1, and forever became one of the people who changed the world. Inspirational People. This is a selection of inspirational people, people who have made a lasting contribution towards creating a better world.
These people have inspired others by their various achievements, but also by their attitude and values.