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    Name someone who overcame huge odds to achieve incredible success!

    Abraham Lincoln

    “I must die or be better.”

    Abraham Lincoln was born into abject poverty and a highly dysfunctional family life.
    After his mother died when he was only nine years old, Lincoln’s father left Abraham and his sister alone to fend for themselves while he went in search of a new wife. Returning with a new wife, Lincoln’s step-mother was appalled at the squalid condition in which Abraham and his sister lived. They lived in a tiny shack with a dirt floor on an unfavorable plot of land to farm in Indiana.
    WIth an illiterate father, schooling was infrequent and sparse growing up for Abraham. At the age of nine, his father pulled him out of school to work the farm. Despite this, Lincoln set out to educate himself, but it wasn’t without consequence.

    If his father caught him reading rather than working the farm he would beat him for disobeying his orders. Determined to learn, he would walk miles to retrieve books to study and learn. And so his self-education began.
    Slowly but surely, Lincoln taught himself by reading and writing whatever he could. He learned the importance of storytelling and how to captivate a crowd. Two skills that would be crucial and unmatched by peers in his career as a politician.

    From the get-go life was hard. Loss was a constant in Lincoln’s life. His mother, his sister, and eventually some of his children.
    Bouts of severe depression would forever mark his life. At one particularly difficult time in his life, his friends and family were so worried for him they removed all sharp objects and knives from his house, afraid he would turn them on himself.

    Despite showing a natural proclivity for politics and the ability to lead men, his rise through the political world was no cakewalk either.
    After a short stint as a congressman, Lincoln was dejected and depressed. The two things he worked on as a congressman and desperately wanted were denied: a promotion as a commissioner in the new president’s cabinet and a proposal he crafted to deal with slavery. He had little to show for his time in Congress.
    Years later Lincoln looked back at these two failures as the most painful experience in his life.
    In his own words, “I hardly ever felt so bad about any failure in my life.”

    However, with the sting of failure freshly in his mind, he resolved to change. He decided he “must die or be better.”
    What followed was an intense period of self-examination, learning, research, and growth personally and professionally.
    Lincoln took a cold hard look at his current skills and determined he was “not an accomplished lawyer.”
    He threw himself fully into improving all aspects of his life.

    He consumed every subject possible pertaining to the law. He devoured knowledge at an unprecedented rate studying philosophy, astronomy, science, economics, history, literature, and drama. He grappled with highly complex mathematical problems.
    He worked from sunup to sundown. On both ends, he was the first up and last to go to bed.

    This intense self-assessment and improvement changed his life forever. Without the searing sting of failure as a congressman, he may have never decided to overhaul his life. Without the experience gained overcoming the hardship of his upbringing he never would have been strong enough to confront himself.
    These experiences built the man that made Lincoln uniquely qualified to lead the country through the bloodiest war in American history. They provided him with the strength and determination to confront and overcome the horrors of slavery.

    He forever changed America and the country it has become.
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    Ronnie Coleman is a good example srs.

    I read his autobiography when it came out, and he grew up in abject poverty with a teenage mother, no father, and a revolving door of men coming in and out.

    He put himself through college and earned a degree in accounting. Then he went on to become arguably the best bodybuilder that ever lived.
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    Originally Posted by DrewDarden View Post
    Ronnie Coleman is a good example srs.

    I read his autobiography when it came out, and he grew up in abject poverty with a teenage mother, no father, and a revolving door of men coming in and out.

    He put himself through college and earned a degree in accounting. Then he went on to become arguably the best bodybuilder that ever lived.
    Didn't know about his early struggles. Sad that he's constantly in pain and in a wheelchair now.
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    Arnold- Started out poor in Austria post ww2. ran away from army camp to do bodybuilding show and won. And then came to America when bodybuilding was unknowm and parlayed it into becoming the biggest movie star, governor etc. ultimate American dream story

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    Josh Hamilton went from being a heroin addict to winning mvp and putting on the best home run derby ever. But now he relapsed again I think
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    Originally Posted by Jkm94 View Post
    Abraham Lincoln

    “I must die or be better.”

    Abraham Lincoln was born into abject poverty and a highly dysfunctional family life.
    After his mother died when he was only nine years old, Lincoln’s father left Abraham and his sister alone to fend for themselves while he went in search of a new wife. Returning with a new wife, Lincoln’s step-mother was appalled at the squalid condition in which Abraham and his sister lived. They lived in a tiny shack with a dirt floor on an unfavorable plot of land to farm in Indiana.
    WIth an illiterate father, schooling was infrequent and sparse growing up for Abraham. At the age of nine, his father pulled him out of school to work the farm. Despite this, Lincoln set out to educate himself, but it wasn’t without consequence.

    If his father caught him reading rather than working the farm he would beat him for disobeying his orders. Determined to learn, he would walk miles to retrieve books to study and learn. And so his self-education began.
    Slowly but surely, Lincoln taught himself by reading and writing whatever he could. He learned the importance of storytelling and how to captivate a crowd. Two skills that would be crucial and unmatched by peers in his career as a politician.

    From the get-go life was hard. Loss was a constant in Lincoln’s life. His mother, his sister, and eventually some of his children.
    Bouts of severe depression would forever mark his life. At one particularly difficult time in his life, his friends and family were so worried for him they removed all sharp objects and knives from his house, afraid he would turn them on himself.

    Despite showing a natural proclivity for politics and the ability to lead men, his rise through the political world was no cakewalk either.
    After a short stint as a congressman, Lincoln was dejected and depressed. The two things he worked on as a congressman and desperately wanted were denied: a promotion as a commissioner in the new president’s cabinet and a proposal he crafted to deal with slavery. He had little to show for his time in Congress.
    Years later Lincoln looked back at these two failures as the most painful experience in his life.
    In his own words, “I hardly ever felt so bad about any failure in my life.”

    However, with the sting of failure freshly in his mind, he resolved to change. He decided he “must die or be better.”
    What followed was an intense period of self-examination, learning, research, and growth personally and professionally.
    Lincoln took a cold hard look at his current skills and determined he was “not an accomplished lawyer.”
    He threw himself fully into improving all aspects of his life.

    He consumed every subject possible pertaining to the law. He devoured knowledge at an unprecedented rate studying philosophy, astronomy, science, economics, history, literature, and drama. He grappled with highly complex mathematical problems.
    He worked from sunup to sundown. On both ends, he was the first up and last to go to bed.

    This intense self-assessment and improvement changed his life forever. Without the searing sting of failure as a congressman, he may have never decided to overhaul his life. Without the experience gained overcoming the hardship of his upbringing he never would have been strong enough to confront himself.
    These experiences built the man that made Lincoln uniquely qualified to lead the country through the bloodiest war in American history. They provided him with the strength and determination to confront and overcome the horrors of slavery.

    He forever changed America and the country it has become.
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    Michael Jordan- Cut from hs team

    Arnold- Started out poor in Austria post ww2. ran away from army camp to do bodybuilding show and won. And then came to America when bodybuilding was unknowm and parlayed it into becoming the biggest movie star, governor etc. ultimate American dream story

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    Jordan never got cut. He just didn't make the Varsity team because he was 5 feet something and a sophomore.
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    Jordan never got cut. He just didn't make the Varsity team because he was 5 feet something and a sophomore.
    That’s kinda the same thing. Any decent player is playing varsity freshman year tbh
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    Michael Jordan- Cut from hs team
    He missed a first team spot one year to an older guy in his position who also ended up with a solid NBA career. He came from a target HS. Hardly the rags to riches story. He would have done fine almost no matter what with his talent.

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    Oprah Winfrey - born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teenage mother and later raised in inner-city Milwaukee.

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    Andres Pira - Parents divorced when he was 7, raised in one of the worst suburbs in Stockholm. Dropped out at 15 years old, was drinking and hanging with other dropouts. At 18 woke up lying in broken glass in front of an abandoned building, thought he was dead. Decided to stop drinking and worked a telemarketing job which he hated and was fired from. Went to live in Thailand with a small inheritance he received, began partying again. Was soon fired from a job he had and was homeless, living on a beach. One of his friends sent him The Secret. He began reading it and thought it was bullchit, but then tried to visualize a cup of coffee. 2 days later, some guy offered him a coffee on the beach while he was homeless. He began visualizing a job and was soon employed.Had success in a sales job, but eventually went bankrupt due to poor financial decisions and says he had stopped doing what made him successful at this time (meditating, learning, affirmations).
    He started doing visualizing, meditating, learning stuff again and is now a billionaire in real estate in Thailand
    Just saw a vid about his life.
    Inspiring, he could still be a bum or dead right now if his friend didn't send the book.
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    Started from the bottom...but also happened to go to an elite private school
    Started Amazon from nothing...and a ~250K gift from his parents


    No doubt, he's put in the hard work, and his success can't be denied, but I figured I'd get this in her before anyone else spews the nonsense story/persona Bezos always tries to push.
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    Originally Posted by whitepaper View Post
    Jeff Bezos

    Born to a single mom...who happens to come from a wealthy family
    Started from the bottom...but also happened to go to an elite private school
    Started Amazon from nothing...and a ~250K gift from his parents


    No doubt, he's put in the hard work, and his success can't be denied, but I figured I'd get this in her before anyone else spews the nonsense story/persona Bezos always tries to push.
    Don't think the misc is fond of Bezos. Maybe Elon Musk.

    Elon discussed what life was like with his dad. According to Elon, his father was capable of “evil.” He also claims his father committed almost every kind of crime imaginable. “He was such a terrible human being. You have no idea. My dad will have a carefully thought-out plan of evil,” he said. “He will plan evil.”

    Elon also claims his father was verbally abusive to him when he was younger. According to him, Errol had no faith in his ability to make something of his life and be successful. Elon says after he left college and moved to Canada, he received disapproval from his father. “He said rather contentiously that I’d be back in three months, that I’m never going to make it, that I’m never going to make anything of myself. He called me an idiot all the time. That’s the tip of the iceberg, by the way,” Elon told Rolling Stone.
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    Originally Posted by whitepaper View Post
    Jeff Bezos

    Born to a single mom...who happens to come from a wealthy family
    Started from the bottom...but also happened to go to an elite private school
    Started Amazon from nothing...and a ~250K gift from his parents


    No doubt, he's put in the hard work, and his success can't be denied, but I figured I'd get this in her before anyone else spews the nonsense story/persona Bezos always tries to push.
    Eh I watched a documentary about his younger life. Mom was pretty well off and Bezos was insanely smart. If he wasn't so gifted there's no way he would have made it.
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    Born dirt poor in rural China

    Would ride his bicycle for over 20 miles a day for almost 10 years to earn money and give tours to westerners to learn English

    It took him three times to pass the Chinese college entrance exam and he finally got into a teachers college

    Applied to over 100 jobs and even KFC would not hire him so he earned money teaching (broken) English to other Chinese students

    Also applied to Harvard 10 times and never even got an interview let alone an offer

    In 1995 visited the US and used the internet for the first time typing in "beer" and no Chinese beers came up which convinced him to learn coding

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    Originally Posted by bbfae View Post
    Jack Ma

    Born dirt poor in rural China

    Would ride his bicycle for over 20 miles a day for almost 10 years to earn money and give tours to westerners to learn English

    It took him three times to pass the Chinese college entrance exam and he finally got into a teachers college

    Applied to over 100 jobs and even KFC would not hire him so he earned money teaching (broken) English to other Chinese students

    Also applied to Harvard 10 times and never even got an interview let alone an offer

    In 1995 visited the US and used the internet for the first time typing in "beer" and no Chinese beers came up which convinced him to learn coding

    Height: 5'3"
    Net Worth: $60+ billion
    Great story but his net worth is probably $0 now.
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