By: Nithya C.

We know it is hard to keep working toward your dreams. So, take five minutes and read about five incredible people who did not let challenge stop them from success. We know you will be inspired. #NeverStop

J.K Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series):
       In 1994 the famous J.K. Rowling was in a divorce, and could barely afford to feed herself. This was three years before “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first book in the Harry Potter series, came out. When she finished the book, she was so poor she couldn’t afford the cost of photocopying the huge novel, so she manually typed copies of the the story to send to publishers. She was rejected dozens of times while trying to get her book published. She kept trying she was determined. Finally, Bloomsbury, a small publishing company in London, gave it another chance when the company’s CEO’s daughter fell in love with Harry and his adventure.

Michael Jordan (basketball player):
       The famous Michaels Jordan was kicked off of his high school basketball team. He didn’t see this as failure. He used it as a learning experience. He tried harder and harder until he became a professional basket player. He says, “I've failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed."

Salvador Dali (Spanish painter):
      Dali was expelled from art school, but he didn’t stop. He still worked and went on to become one of the most famous surrealist painters.

José Neto (massage therapist)
       José is a Brazilian man who now lives in Canada. When Jose was studying English in Canada he was hit by a stray bullet and blinded. He didn’t let this destroy him. He became a massage therapist to help inspire everyone who comes his way. He says that it made him become a better person.

Sun Jifa:
       Sun Jifa lost his hands in a fishing accident when a bomb exploded prematurely. He couldn't afford to buy prosthetic hands so he spent eight years building his own from scrap metal he found.

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