Here’s how 10 Billionaires surmounted failure and built massive empires [Infographic]

Failure. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas.

But the simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure.

In fact, I’m a real success at failure. Psychology Of Success 1

You see…like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving our dreams.

The road to success is certainly bumpy.

I keep failing till I get it right – I don’t give up

Similarly some of the world’s top billionaires have had a particularly rocky road.

There have been many successful people who failed school exams or washed out on major life goals at every age.

Today’s infographic comes to us from Quick Base, and it shows the career trajectories of 10 billionaires ranging from Richard Branson to Oprah Winfrey.

It shows us that experiencing massive failures is common to even the most financially successful individuals – and it’s how one get through these tough events that really counts.

How 10 Billionaires Faced Failure - - Infographic
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