Failure Leads to Success

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J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels, was rejected by a dozen publishers. Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was told that he was too stupid to learn anything. Beethoven’s teachers said he was hopeless, and he composed four of his greatest works when he was completely deaf, and Oprah came from poverty (Nick Horton). There has been an innumerable amount of celebrities that failed before they became successful. Although you probably won’t experience the same things that Oprah or Michael Jordan experienced, you can still succeed through failure. Despite what others may think, failure leads to success in today’s society because it pushes someone to work harder to prove to others that he/she can succeed and because it teaches people a lot about themselves. Failure pushes someone to work harder to prove to other people that he/she can succeed. Kayla Way and Courtney Way are prime examples. Kayla and Courtney both got pregnant in high school and a lot of people told them that they would never amount to anything. “Only one-third of adolescent mothers will graduate high school, and only slightly over one percent of those will earn a college degree before they turn thirty” (Teen Pregnancy Statistics). Despite the statistics, both girls graduated with their classes and finished college by the age of twenty-two. Kayla is now a pediatric nurse and Courtney is a pharmacy technician. Also, Courtney
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