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Vintage Stars/Paparazzi

a little list of people who were told they weren't good enough
  • Vincent Van Gogh was scorned and scoffed at.  He managed to sell one painting during his short lifetime.
  • Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor who told him that “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
  • Charles Darwin was told by his father that he was lazy and too dreamy.  None of his teachers thought that he would amount to anything due to his intellect that was “below the common standard.”
  • Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was “too stupid to learn anything”.
  • Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for tv.”
  • Marilyn Monroe was told by modeling agents that she should become a secretary.  
  • J.K. Rowling was not only severely depressed and nearly penniless, but Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was rejected 12 times.  Jo was told not to quit her day job.
  • Elvis Presley was fired after just one performance, the manager of the Grand Ole Opry telling him “You ain’t going nowhere, son.  You ought to go back to driving a truck.”
  • Kesha, Jennifer Lawrence, and Adele were all told that they weren’t skinny enough to be successful.  
  • Pink, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gwenyth Paltrow, and Lea Michele were told that they weren’t attractive enough to make it in their respective business realms.
  • Misha Collins was bullied as a kid and has past experience with self harm.

I know it’s difficult, but don’t ever believe anybody who tells you that you aren’t good enough or that you won’t amount to anything.