Monday's Motivational Moment!
NEVER GIVE UP - FAMOUS FAILURES
Einstein was 4 years old before he could speak.
Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school and was considered "unpromising."
Oprah Winfrey had a rough and abusive childhood and was fired for her job as a reporter because she was deemed "unfit for TV."
When Thomas Edison was a youngster, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. He was counseled to go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality.
F.W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21, but his boss would not permit him to wait on customers because he "didn't have enough sense to close a sale."
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. (Bob Cousy suffered the same fate, but he too is a Hall of Famer.)
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he "lacked imagination and had no original ideas."
Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade and had to repeat it because he did not complete the standardized tests that were required for promotion.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,300 times, a major league record.
"Far better it is do dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered with failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits who
neither enjoy much nor suffer much because
they live in the gray twilight that knows not
victory nor defeat."
~ Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president
Make it a successful week and month of October!
Douglas K. Loftus, Principal
Acceleration East High School
Monday, October 1, 2018