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NEVER GIVE UP! These Celebs Will Show You Why

How many times in your lifetime have you heard this saying: ”Never give up!” Did you believe those people saying it? Yes, we know! It’s a cliche, but there’s a certain reason for it. You can never know what can happen because success lies around the corner. So, you have to have faith and NEVER GIVE UP. The next few stories of famous people will inspire you, we are pretty much sure.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain started her singing career as a child to help her mother earn a living. When she was only two, her parents divorced. Her father left them and she lived with her mother and stepfather. When she was eight years old, she started singing in bars for money. After her mother and stepfather got killed in a car accident, she had to take care of her three younger siblings. Not until her youngest brother graduated high school did she start to pursue her real singing career. This year (2017), she is releasing her new album for which she herself wrote the music. Here is everything you need to know about Shania Twain’s 2017 comeback album.

Jim Carrey

“The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest.” – Anonymous

Life was never easy for Jim. When he was just 14 years old, his father got fired and they had to live in a van on their relative’s lawn. Just imagine that! Jim was then working in a factory eight hours a day. No, he didn’t quit his school, this was after the school hours! No one was forcing him to do so, but he felt an obligation to help his family make ends meet. At the age of 15, Jim performed onstage for the first time and the next year he DID quit school to work full-time as a comedian. He believed in himself and, even before he was actually able to earn this amount of money, he wrote himself a cheque for $10,000,000 for “Acting Services Rendered”. The cheque was dated for Thanksgiving 1995, but just before that date, he had his payday with Dumb and Dumber. As if he had known! He did something amazing afterward – he put the cheque, which was in his wallet for many years, in his father’s casket. In the mid 90’s, Carrey was the highest paid actor earning $20 million per movie. If you are a Jim Carrey fan, you should see this list of his upcoming movies.

J.K. Rowling

In 1994, just three years before the first Harry Potter book, J.K. Rowling had barely enough money to feed her baby. She was divorced from her husband and was on government aid. Then in June 1997, her book Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone was published and everything has changed. You probably didn’t know that she manually typed out the whole book to send it to the publishers.
But alas, this wasn’t the end of her torturing! Her book was rejected many times until actually accepted by a small London publisher Bloomsbury. The person who actually first read this book was the CEO’s eight-year-old daughter. She told him it was good, so the father listened to his daughter who was, as we now know it, pretty much right. The writer has earned billions of dollars from the book franchise and its very successful movie series. Just recently she dropped off Forbes’ billionaire’s list due to donating so much money to charity.

Oprah Winfrey

Throughout her life, Oprah dealt with a lot of troubles. She was criticized due to racism, then about her weight and even received some quite unpleasant questions about her sexuality. Even so, she never left her ambitions behind. Back in her childhood, she was a victim of sexual abuse and was molested by a few people. She became pregnant at the age of 14 and gave birth to a baby who died just a few weeks later. Even so, she never gave up! Oprah finished her high school as an honors student and got a full scholarship to the college. And the rest is history! The woman is now a billionaire media mogul with her own TV network. To know more about Oprah’s work, please follow this link.
“Where there is no struggle there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

Stephen King

Stephen King was often broke throughout his lifetime. He even used to live in a trailer with his wife. They worked many jobs to provide for the family while trying to become well-known writers. It is quite unbelievable that they had to borrow clothes for their wedding. Even the telephone was too expensive for them to own. King’s writings were rejected so many times that he started collecting the rejection slips. Did you know that he got 60 rejections before actually sold his short story The Glass Floor? His most popular book, Carrie, wasn’t even noticed at first.

In the book On Writing, he says: “By the time I was 14…the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing.” What a spirit, right?

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