- Tim Ferriss's book The 4-Hour Workweek was rejected by 26 publishers before it was accepted by the 27th.
- Lucille Ball was dismissed from drama school.
- The Beatles were turned down by Decca Records.
- Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
- Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for lacking imagination.
- Before he became president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was defeated in eight elections.
Failure is not something to fear, it's something to embrace.
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"Famous Failures - YouTube." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hz_s2XIAU.