I'm a Loser, Baby

by Nicole Ward

There have been a lot of losers in this world if you think about it. But, there have also been a lot of losers who made something of themselves. Many people can pick themselves up from nothing to become successful to the world- or more importantly- to themselves.

Take for instance, Elvis Presley, the most popular American singer of all time. In 1954, the manager of the Grand Ole Opry fired Elvis and advised him to go back to driving a truck. The man told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere...son." He was wrong.

Furthermore, look at Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. One of the most compelling leaders of America, F.D.R was paralyzed by polio at the age of 39. The United States elected him president four times.

Who knew that when Norma Jean Baker walked into the Blue Book Modeling Agency and was rejected immediately, that she would become one of the hottest stars of the big screen. The director of the agency told her, "You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married."

Just because someone else tells you that you are all wrong doesn't mean you have to see yourself the same way. That's how these people became extraordinary. Your belief in yourself can be the most important trait that you can have.

Overcoming troubles is nothing. Yet, overcoming troubles and coming out with a genial and solid heart is an amazing feat. It seems to me that when someone tells you that you are down, it gives you all the more reason to get up. Sometimes you feel that nothing you accomplish is right or good. These are the times to remember the people who started at exactly the same place you are and made it up to the top.

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