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Don't Give Up 12/9

Monday, December 09, 2019

For the Month of December, I decided to blog each day on a ‘famous’ person who failed but never gave up. I hope everyone can use these as examples on why we should never give up on our weight loss journey and use them as a bit of inspiration to us all.

While you struggle day-in and day-out towards the fulfillment of your hopes and your dreams, know this: “If there is no struggle there is no progress.” When faced with a challenge, sometimes you have to think smarter and adjust course. But often what it takes is sheer determination and perseverance. It never hurts to be reminded that failure and rejection are minor speed bumps on the road to success.

Person 8 - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math.

By the age of twelve he had taught himself geometry. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect.
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  • JIBBIE49
    The subconscious mind develops during the first 7 years of life and it rules 95% of what we do in our daily life. that is why it is so hard to change behavior.
    62 days ago
    One of the things that I LEARNED as a teacher was the importance of NOT slotting students into where we THINK they belong. Everyone has a different way of learning and expressing themselves and there aren't always ways to measure this. We all develop in different ways and at different speeds. Thank Goodness Einstein was strong enough to know how strong he really was.
    72 days ago
    Inspiring! Thanks!
    73 days ago
    What an amazing story---and man! Thanks for the inspirational message!
    73 days ago
    Such a genius.
    73 days ago
    Rarely spoke as a child snd who was plsced in s slow learners class...he was developing in other areas evidently and aced med school.
    73 days ago
    There seems to be a pattern in the lives of certain people we call genius. I am no psychologist but I believe that the brain develops differently in them and social skills are low on the list for them as well. I know a cardiac surgeon of note who rar
    73 days ago
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