How Many Times Should You Try Before Success?





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Published on Nov 3, 2013

How many times should you try before rationally quitting?
Intuitively, you would think there is a number that most people will attempt before the survival instincts kick in. What is that number?
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Original script and idea by Anna Vital
Created by Alex The Doodle Video Guy http://www.alexthedoodlevideoguy.com

What is that number? Apparently, it is much higher than one would think.
-3 times Steven Spielberg was rejected by University of Southern California
-25 times Tim Ferris's book The 4 Hour Work Week was rejected by publishers.
-162 times the author of this infographic Anna Vital made searches for this data :)
-400 times Richard Branson launched companies before he finally founded one that is out of this world
-1009 times Colonel Sanders who just started KFC was turned down when he tried selling his fried chicken recipe
-1500 times Sylvester Stallone was rejected when he tried selling his script and himself as what would become the film "Rocky"
-5126 times James Dyson created failed prototypes of his vacuum cleaner
-10000 times Thomas Edison created failed prototypes of his electric bulb
Funders and Founders: "How many times will you try?"

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