That being a celebrity is no overnight success. Note it, write it or read it aloud.
If this is so, that’d defy the very logic of hard-work, smart-work, whatever you’d like to call it. They’ve worked intensely, they’ve sweated blood to be a person of assets, to be a star. And in all that they’ve faced numerous rejections, faced numerous critics and were bogged down by life many a times. But as Winston Churchill aptly pointed
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
I really don’t know about you, but these famous people were once started as a beginner, too. And they never let the rejection they faced, defines them. They’re courageous, they get back up, they fought and they win. They made a dent in the universe, no matter whatever it takes to be a star. They certainly proved their mettle.
And, if you’re bogged down by some unexpected failures, today we’ve some famous people who never gave up on their dreams despite the rejection they’d to face to be successful.
Stay Strong And Get Inspired Reading 6 Rejection Letters To Famous People
The debut album, Madonna, that sold 10 million copies, worldwide after she signed with Sire Records in 1982.
Do you the reason behind the success? Or do you know that the same album once received a rejection letter by the music producer.
That rejection letter served as a motivation to work hard.
“I do not feel that she is ready yet”
Such words would have sting her hard. And, now everyone knows who she was.
Andy Warhol, was an American artist and a leading figure in the visual art movement. The man with the largest museum in the United States, once faced a rejection.
A rejection letter from the “The Museum of Modern Arts”, notifying that the Committee has decided not to include his drawing “Shoe”.
But Andy never let his failure defined him. And you’d be surprised to know that the same museum, “The Museum Of Modern Arts” has more than 100 of Warhol’s art work.
Tell you what, if you’d like to something satirical, something humorous, Kurt Vonnegut, is the writer you should look out for.
In order to make a presence in the Atlantic Monthly, he sent three writing samples in 1949, which were rejected all at once. Two of them received commendation and editor found none of them compelling enough for the final acceptance. If you’re finding it hard to read the letter, here’s take a closer look at this image.
But this made no harm to the writer, instead he framed it, which now hangs in his Memorial Library in Indianapolis. And it’s believed that one of his famous work, Slaughter-House Five, is rumored to have inspired from one of those samples.
Gertrude Stein, creator of dense prose and poems, creator of literary work, that’s hard to read, that even the most notable literary people finds it hard to read and come up with explanation. Such great writers, too, had faced rejection.
Do not believe me, rather read this(I’d recommend you to read this before you read the rejection letter), get familiar with the work of Gertrude Stein.
When Stein sent a manuscript to Alfred C. Fifield, and received a rejection of letter, rather harsh, mocking her prose in return.
Jim Lee, a Korean American comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher, having many best selling comic books under his belt, too faced the rejections. And by none other than, but Marvel and DC Comics.
The Submission Editor of MARVEL COMICS GROUP, was rather harsh in the rejection letter to Lee.
Read the two rejection letters to Jim Lee in full.
And this one by DC Comic.
And today, the World’s finest Comic Book Writer & Artist is a co-publisher of DC comics.
Even Pulitzer Prize winner, too faced rejections, even on one of her best works.
The American poet, novelist and a short story writer, said,
“I love my rejection slips(letters)”
“They show me I try”
“I am made, crudely, for success”,
has numerous rejection letters from all over. And really, it’s hard to beat the person with such mind-set. Hardly, there’s any substantial form of failure could bog her down. An epitome of courageousness.
Sylvia Plath has faced rejection letters even after the considerable success of 1960’s “The Colossus and Other Poems”. The letter presented here is not a sheer rejection, but demands to overhaul the first section of his work “Amnesiac”.
I salute their courage, to get up again, to learn from their rejections. And, these were not only ones, which were fueled by their rejection letters or rejections, in particular.
J K Rowling, George Orwell, Stephen King, Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, Elvis Presley, Walt Disney, they all faced rejection in one or the other phase of their lives, but they never gave up. And you very well know, who they’re today.