Career Calling

December 1, 2014

Failing a Class and Becoming a Master

 

Today is Woody Allen’s 79th birthday.  When he was an undergraduate at NYU, Allen failed a course in film making.  That bump in the road did not stop him from becoming one of the most acclaimed directors of all time.  Allen’s story is not unusual.  Many successful people failed a course or were told that they would never succeed.  They believed in themselves and proved their critics wrong.  Believe in yourself.  If you know a young person who is struggling with confidence, be encouraging and supportive.  Getting an F in a class or being fired is not the end of the world.  In fact, for Woody Allen, it was the start of a great career.

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