Famous people with Perseverance

How does Grit lead you to success

Soichiro Honda's life;how did Honda sloved his problem

Soichiro Honda was born on November 17, 1906, in Japan. He really loved working with motors. When he sighted his first automobile, he got an impression and it gave him a long term goal that he never forgot. He left school and he built a career related to automobiles. In 1928, after he returned to the hometown, he established a branch shop in Hamamatsu, Japan. However, the problem was that his left arm was fractured by a car accident that happened during car racing. The car was lost forever and he was almost dying. His shoulder was dislocated and his face was damaged. The main difficulty was that he had to spend three months only at the hospital and the road to the automobile racing sport was closed forever. But that was not the end. While he was in the hospital, he faced another dilemma. The challenge was that only 50 of his product were accepted for consideration between 30,000 piston rings that were sent for examination to the Toyota company. They did not pass quality control checks. In addition, he dropped out of college. However, Honda didn’t give up. He found another way that could lead him to his goal. The solution was that he established company ‘Tokai Seiki’ and started producing the piston rings with new technology. However, the ‘Tokai Seiki’ came to an end during World War II and he took a break for a year, but after, in 1946, Honda opened his own ‘factory’ named, ‘Honda Technology Research Institute’ and everything was solved. That factory became world famous motor company which is just known as Honda today.



Bill Gates's life; How did today's Microsoft made

Bill Gates is one of richest people in world. Bill faced much adversity before he became that famous. However, Bill Gates could find success because he had a goal that he really wanted to achieve. He was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. In 1967, when he turned 13 years old, he enrolled at Lakeside school and it was first time he used computers. That became his goal that he had a passion for through college. Fortunately, his family was very supportive. In 1973, he entered Harvard University, but not long after, he dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. However, Bill Gates’s parents didn’t like what Bill was doing instead of college, so he had very hard time convincing his parents. Finally, he got permission and in 1979, Microsoft moved to Washington state from the Albuquerque, NM. However, not long after, Bill Gates faced challenges. Microsoft with Paul was very successful, but Bill’s young age was known by people using Microsoft and it made people think negatively about Microsoft. They didn’t trust them because of their young ages. Because of it, the world stopped buying their products and they didn’t made lot of money, but he didn’t give up because Bill really liked what he was doing. Later, Bill came successful again. Simultaneously, Bill married Melinda and they established foundation group. In 2008, he left his daily job at Microsoft. Finally, in 2014, Bill Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft. Today he is serving as technology advisor.


Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet; What are differences between their life

Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet were both impressionist painters that lived different lives, but they have big similarities which were ‘not giving up.’ Same as Van Gogh, Monet’s picture shows his life, such as his difficulties that he faced. Vincent Van Gogh was born in Netherlands in 1853 and Claude Monet was born in France in 1840. However, Vincent Van Gogh died earlier because he killed himself. Van Gogh and Claude Monet’s dream as a painter began because they got inspired by someone else. They were very talented painters and they liked what they were doing, but both of them faced hardship. However, they had differences with their each of their hardships. For Monet, in later years, his health declined and in 1920 he almost became blind. Because his physical problem, his artwork was impacted negatively. Gogh’s late life was not actually known, however, it was different from Money. Gogh’s adversity was not his personal problem. He was rejected by public and according to history, his love. Gogh also had to stay in hospital for a long time, but neither Monet or Gogh didn’t give up and left many pictures that are really valuable. However, not long after, Gogh was not able to draw pictures anymore and he shot himself. Unlike Gogh, Monet didn’t give up until he died. When he struggled with art, he tried and learned new things. As well as Gogh, Monet a is really famous painter, and both of them are most well known painters today.

Thomas Edison; his life and his inventions

Thomas Edison is well known for his invention, such as the light bulb or telegraph, but the reason why he became a successful inventor was that he was not afraid of failure. Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847, in Ohio. When he was young he became influenced by his mom, who was an accomplished school teacher and who inspired Edison to be inventor when he grow up. Edison was a young boy who had a dream, but he was not a good student when he was young. His teacher said he was too stupid to learn things. However, Edison was not easily shaken. He didn’t give up and kept trying new things in school and with his inventions. Meanwhile, Edison had other difficulties. He had hearing difficulties because he had a problem in his ear since he had a train incident. However, deafness lead Edison to get excused from military service. As a result of it, he joined Western Union Telegraph Company in Boston in 1868. Edison’s first invention was an automatic telegraph repeater. A telegraph repeater is type of repeater that is inserted at intervals in long telegraph lines and retransmits words automatically over the next section of the line. Edison’s invention was different. For example, it enabled telegraph signals to travel greater distances. Because of his invention, he could earn some money. So, Edison built one factory that was called an ‘invention factory’ and he hired eight workers. He worked with professional workers and as a result, he made lots of inventions that helped the daily life of people, such as typewriters and the telephone. The effects of his inventions were significant, so he earned money. In order to make more money, Edison built another factory in New Jersey. In 1877, Edison invented the most important and well known invention that created by him, which was phonograph. In 1878, he organized Edison Electric light company. Edison made the first practical electric light bulb in 1879 and it was very successful, so it was used all around the world. He invented lots of inventions and some of them are still being used today. For example, by 1890, he invented lamps, mainly in office buildings, and motors, fans, printing presses, and heating appliances. Therefore, he became a really successful inventor and he didn’t stopped inventing. By the time Edison died, he had patented many inventions, such as the fluoroscope, motion picture camera, cinema-phone, ‘talkies’, and some weapons. Edison was a successful person, but he was not always successful. While he invented more than thousands inventions, there were lots of failures. For example, Edison was really interested in using cement to build something. In order to experiment with cement, he formed the Edison Portland Cement Co. in 1899. Unfortunately, at the time, concrete was too expensive and the idea was never accepted. He not only failed with cement, he failed as many times as he succeeded. Edison has several characteristics that led him to success, and one of them was being passionate about what he was doing. Edison was really focused on his future and his goal, which was being an inventor.