7 People Who Were Crazy Enough to Be Successful

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules…

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward…

and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs


She dealt with severe anxiety; enough to have her admitted to the hospital. She discovered a new sense of inspiration and produced many celebrated works, she is now considered the mother of American Modernism.
Failing business in 1831, suffering a nervous breakdown in 1836, defeated in his run for President in 1856. Abraham Lincoln was no stranger to rejection and failure. Rather than taking these signs as a motivation for surrender, he refused to stop trying his best.
Bill Gates was a Harvard dropout. He co-owned Traf-O-Data, which was a true failure. However, skill and passion for computer programming turned this failure into the pioneer of famous software company Microsoft, and the then 31-year old into the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.
Vera Wang failed to make the U.S Olympic figure-skating team. Then she became an editor at Vogue and was passed over for the Editor-In-Chief position. She began designing wedding gowns at 40 and today is the premier designer in the business, with a multi-billion dollar industry.
Steve Maraboli is a decorated military veteran. Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, he turned down a lucrative position with the FBI to start his own consulting company; despite being on the brink of bankruptcy.

Steve went on to become a branded Business Leader and Behavioral Scientist; a trusted Consultant to many CEO’s and a notable force behind many of today’s top business success stories. He has been valued at 18 million and labeled, “Most Quoted Man Alive”, by Inc. Magazine. 
Honda dealt with an enormous amount of failure in his life. His first business venture failed, having to pawn his wife’s wedding ring just to stay afloat. His first factory was bombed during WWII. The second factory was destroyed a short time after by an earthquake. Today Honda is worth billions.
Gardner faced turmoil, divorce,jail time, and homelessness. He went on to establish his own brokerage firm, Garner Rich & Company. Today he’s worth $60 million. His journey was chronicled in the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
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