Dream the Impossible Dream

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    Failures are the stepping stones to success!!!

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    A school teacher scolded a boy

    for not paying attention to his

    mathematics and for not being

    able to solve simple problems.

    She told him that you wouldnot become anybody in life.

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    "A person who never made

    a mistake never tried

    anything new."

    The boy was Albert Einstein

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    A candidate for a news

    broadcasters postwas rejected

    by officials since his voice was

    not fit for a news broadcaster.

    He was also told that with hisobnoxiously long name, he

    would never be famous.

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    "No one can gothrough life

    withouttheir

    share of knocks.

    I am no differentfrom any other."

    He is Amitabh Bachchan

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    A small boy - the fifth amongst seven

    siblings of a poor father, was selling

    newspapers in a small village to earn

    his living. He was not exceptionally

    smart at school but was fascinated by

    religion and rockets. The first rockethe built crashed. A missile that he

    built crashed multiple times and he

    was made a butt of ridicule. He is the

    person to have scripted the SpaceOdyssey of India single-handedly.

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    "A leader

    should know

    how to managefailure."

    He was Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

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    In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of

    the Blue Book Modelling Agency told

    modelling hopeful Norma Jean Baker,

    "You'd better learn secretarial work

    or else get married." She went on.

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    "There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made

    a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said,

    'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights."

    She became Marilyn Monroe

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    When he invented the light bulb, he triedover 2000 experiments before he got it to

    work. A young reporter asked him how it

    felt to fail so many times. He said, "I never

    failed once. I invented the light bulb. It

    just happened to be a 2000-step process."

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    "Many of life's failures

    are people who did

    not realize how closethey were to successwhen they gave up."

    He was Thomas Edison

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    When he invented the telephone

    in 1876, it did not ring off the hook

    with calls from potential backers.

    After making a demonstration call,

    President Rutherford Hayes said,"That's an amazing invention, but

    who would ever want to seeone of them?"

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    "When one door closes,

    another opens; but we

    often look so long and

    so regretfully upon the

    closed door that we do

    not see the one whichhas opened for us."

    He was Alexander Graham Bell

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    In the 1940s, another young inventor named Chester Carlson took his idea to 20 corporations,

    including some of the biggest in the country. They all turned him down. In 1947, after 7 long

    years of rejections, he finally got a tiny company in Rochester, NY, the Haloid company,to purchase the rights to his invention -- an electrostatic paper copying process.

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    "Several times I decided to drop the idea completely. But each

    time I returned to try again. I was thoroughly convinced that

    the invention was too promising to be dormant."

    Haloid became Xerox Corporation

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    A little girl - the 20th of 22 children, was born prematurely and her survival was

    doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet

    fever, which left her with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal legbrace she had been dependent on and began to walk without it.

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    By 13 she had developed arhythmic walk, which doctors

    said was a miracle. That same

    year she decided to become a

    runner. She entered a race and

    came in last. For the next few

    years every race she entered,she came in last. Everyone told

    her to quit, but she kept on

    running. One day she actually

    won a race. And then another.

    From then on she won every

    race she entered.

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    "I ran and ran and ran every

    day, and I acquired this sense

    of determination, this sense

    of spirit thatI would never,

    never give up, no matter

    what else happened."

    Wilma Rudolph went on to win three Olympic gold medals

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    In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the

    executives of the Decca Recording Company. The executives were not impressed.

    While turning down this group of musicians, One executive said, " We don't liketheir sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."

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    Life is very short and there's no time, for fussing and fighting

    my friend. I have always thought that it's a crime, so I will ask

    you once again: try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am

    right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there's a chance

    that we might fall apart before too long. We can work it out.

    The group was called The Beatles

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    In 1954, Jimmy Denny,

    manager of the Grand

    Ole Opry, fired a singer

    after one performance.

    He told him, "You ain'tgoing nowhere son. You

    ought to go back todriving a truck".

    H t t b El i P l

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    "Adversity is sometimes

    hard upon a man; but

    for one man who canstand prosperity, there

    are a hundred that willstand adversity."

    He went on to become Elvis Presley

    The Moral of the abo e

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    "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet only through experiences

    of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambitioninspired and success achieved."

    The Moral of the above

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    You gain strength, experience and

    confidence by every experience

    where you really stop to look fear

    in the face. You must do the thingyou cannot do. And remember,

    the finest steel gets strengthenthrough the hottest furnace.

    To dream the impossible dream

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    To dream the impossible dream

    To fight the unbeatable foe

    To bear with unbearable sorrow

    To run where the brave dare not go

    To right the un-rightable wrong

    To be better far than you are

    To try when your arms are too weary

    To reach the unreachable star

    This is my quest, to follow that star

    No matter how hopeless,

    No matter how far

    To fight for the right

    Without question or pauseTo be willing to march into hell

    For a heavenly cause

    And I know if I'll only be true

    To this glorious quest

    That my heart will be peaceful and calm

    When I'm laid to my rest

    And the world would be better for this

    That one man scorned and covered with scars

    Still strove with his last ounce of courageTo reach the unreachable star

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