I wish I was the richest person on earth

Topics: Incandescent light bulb, Thomas Edison / Pages: 3 (713 words) / Published: Oct 26th, 2013
I wish I was the richest person on earth, I wish I was the president of Maldives, I want to be a singer, I want to be a doctor. I’m sure you have dreams like these, well, not precisely, but I’m sure you will have dreams. Anyway, most of the times we see that people hesitate to become what they want to be and often give up on their first or second try. Why do they give up? Haven’t they heard the saying, “Failure is the key to success”?
Respected teacher and my amicable friends, today I’m here to give a speech regarding the address given by J.K Rowling “the fringe benefits of Failure and the importance of Imagination.”
Every great achievement was once considered impossible. Here I am pointing out three incredible people who were once said nothing before they became famous. First there is Thomas Edison, the creator of the bulb; in his early years, teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked. Next is the person who is known as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the most richest and successful women in the world; Oprah Winfrey. She faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood along with numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for TV.” Last but, not the least; Walt Disney who was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” After that, he started a number of businesses that didn’t last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He kept plugging along, however, and eventually found a recipe for success that worked.
From these people we have learned to never give up on our dreams. Earlier I asked

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