“Never give up.” It’s probably one of the most cliché phrases you’ll hear as you’re building your career. But there’s a reason these sayings are clichés—you never know when success really does lie around the next corner.
We know believing that is easier said than done, so—just in time to see a lot of shiny, happy people accept their Oscars onstage—we collected the following stories of famous celebrities who definitely never gave up, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, for starters ...
All these folks are now household names, but they didn’t become one easily. Some lived in their car, others suffered family abuse, and almost all encountered rejection after rejection professionally and personally—before finally landing a foot in the door. Read on and get inspired!
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