Far from a failure, this is a great article about a different kind of failing. In my opinion, the worst to have to stand up to and defeat. Stephen Hawking has done this and gone beyond the stars and into black-holes with only his mind. Enjoy this great article by writer Jeff Stibel:
"A little over a year ago I started collecting stories about the
failures of successful people, as a reminder that if you’re making
mistakes and learning from them, you’re actually on the path to success.
The story of Stephen Hawking does not follow the pattern of most of the
failure profiles (links to them can be found below), which is that the
protagonist makes a big mistake, learns from it, and uses that knowledge
to overcome the odds and become hugely successful. Rather, the
challenges Stephen Hawking has overcome are ones of circumstances not
brought on by his own doing."
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