Are you going through a bit of a rough patch in your life?
Maybe your career is not where you want it to be, or you are struggling in your relationship?
While it can seem almost impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the below famous people who have enjoyed success in the face of adversity guarantee to inspire you to never give up.
- Jim Carrey
Although he is now one of the most famous faces in comedy, things were not always as rosy for actor Jim Carrey. When he was just 14 years old, Carrey’s father lost his job, and the family faced hard times. Carrey was forced to take an 8-hour a day factory job at just 10 years old to make ends meet.
Five years later, Carrey performed a comedy routine on stage for the very first time, but it tanked. Undeterred, he moved to Los Angeles and continued to seek out acting gigs before he was finally cast in Dumb and Dumber, and the rest, as they say, was history.
- Emily Blunt
An award-winning actress who has enjoyed decades of success on the big screen, it is hard to believe that Emily Blunt once had a severe stutter that left her barely able to speak.
“I was a smart kid, and had a lot to say, but I just couldn’t say it. It would just haunt me. I never thought I’d be able to sit and talk to someone like I’m talking to you right now.”
Although Beyonce is now one of the most successful, not to mention wealthy singers of our time, her path to stardom was not as straightforward as you might expect.
Before she became famous with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce was part of a failed girl group called “Girl’s Tyme” that struggled to find success for eight long years.
Not one to give up easily, the group was eventually renamed as Destiny’s Child, cutting down to four members from six, and after several more years of hard work, they signed a deal with Columbia Records.
- Andrew Tate
One of the world’s most controversial influencers who is a self-proclaimed misogynist, the Andrew Tate Car Collection has to be seen to be believed. That being said, this internet sensation revealed that he and his brother lived in poverty following his parent’s divorce and regularly went to KFC to save other people’s chicken and freeze it to make family meals.
Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding this famous man, Andrew Tate continues to be a huge success on social media, with millions of loyal followers from all over the world.
- Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is an NBA legend whose name is famous across the globe. However, he had his fair share of failures in his earlier years.
In fact, although you may find it hard to believe, Jordan was cut from the varsity team in high school, and he could have easily given up. Instead, he embraced this setback and worked tirelessly to hone his skills and become the greatest basketball player of all time.