Life can feel like a whirlwind.
We all have periods of struggles, and periods of success.
And a string of failures can quickly become a losing streak that feels like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
But no matter how many times we fall flat on our face, it doesn’t matter.
Success is always within reach.
Check out these three ‘losers.’ These successful entrepreneurs were once in the exact same position as some people.
Maybe even you.
But even though they struggled, they always believed they would figure it out.
And they did:
1. Scott Oldford
Founder of Infinitus, Leadcraft and Bots for Business
In 2013, Oldford racked up $726,000 in debt. At the ripe age of 22, he faced a bleak future. It’s a mountain of debt many people wouldn’t escape from.
Yet, in less than three years, Oldford not only recovered, but built a multi-million-dollar company by overcoming his own toxic ego, and replacing it with a deep focus on relationships, mentorship and personal growth.
From big loser to bigger success, Oldford today demonstrates a zest for life that has led to successful launches, new ventures and an ever-growing level of authority.
2. Noah Kagan
Founder of Sumo
Noah Kagan was employee No. 30 at Facebook, which, had he stayed, would have made him over $100 million.
However, Facebook fired him after eight months, which sent him into a spiral of depression.
Kagan overcome this (and the title of “the guy who got fired by Facebook and lost $100-plus million”), and has since built numerous successful businesses.
3. Arianna Huffington
Founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global
Back in 2007, Arianna Huffington sat at home on the phone, when all of a sudden she collapsed.
When she woke up, she lay in a pool of her own blood, and had what she would later discover, a broken cheekbone.
It wasn’t cancer. It wasn’t a disease.
Huffington was, of course, exhausted.
However, she later described this terrifying period as the “wake up call that changed my life.”
Not only did this lead her to create Thrive Global, but also author bestselling books like Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.
Though Huffington had already achieved great acclaim with her eponymous news site, it was this setback that pushed her to follow her passion and also achieve success in her personal life.
You can find four more examples of losers who found massive success at Entrepreneur.
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