It takes courage to dream big, but even greater to persist despite the failures.Few realise their true dreams as few will not quit because of failure.

Here are 7 superstars to take inspiration from the next time you feel like giving up on your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey.
Jay Z.
Vera Wang.
Katy Perry.
J.K. Rowling.
Lady Gaga.
Kerry Washington.



The Wright Brothers, before tasking off, and initiating the first flight, the brothers failed miserable more than once. Many also made fun, and doubted them. If they listened and quit, would we have flight today????? HMMM

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

Ask yourself is your dream worth it?

Dreams come at cost.

Hard work, Time, lots of time, hard work, often it will cost you investment, such as money, time, sacrifice.

Wikimedia / Louis Bachrach
Wikimedia / Louis Bachrach
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison’s teachers openly told him that he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He probably began to think they were right when he set off to build the world’s first viable lightbulb, but 10,000 tries later, he finally nailed it and that’s why we all have electric light today!

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

Henry Ford got financial backing for his first automobile company in 1900. Production of his new vehicles was taking longer than expected, however, and his investors dumped him after only a year and a half.  He received another chance a few years later, but once again failed to produce a viable automobile. Henry Ford was down and out.

However, he eventually received backing to try a third time. It was this company that produced the Ford Model-A, the forerunner to the Model-T, and all other Ford vehicles to come over the next century.

You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it – because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don’t you see?” — Colonel Sanders

Sanders’ early career was plagued with failure. He was a failure tire salesman, the gas station he managed closed during the Great Depression, and his North Carolina storefront had burned to the ground. Even at the age of 65 his one successful chicken restaurant was going out of business because of a new highway route.

Despite all this, he never ever quit. He began franchising out his chicken, and eventually made a fortune with “Kentucky Fried Chicken.”