We all stumbled and fell as we learned to walk. It is our family and friends who encouraged us to “begin again” and keep trying. As we get older, self-doubt, insecurity, even ambivalence can settle in and sometimes we lose the lesson. When it’s not easy or gets uncomfortable, we often give up. Yet personal growth requires that we move beyond the comfort zone in order to keep growing.
The world’s greatest minds, inventors, scientists, leaders, visionaries and innovators all had to learn and apply the lesson of “beginning again.” Today let these 9 stories of persistent determination inspire you to stick with your efforts in spite of the detour.