Here are three more people who have worked through many failures before becoming the successful faces that we recognize today. It’s important to remember it’s the tenacity, perseverance, and determination that made these individuals keep going. Not the support they received from the world, or even from friends and family.

Mark Zuckerberg

Dropped out of Harvard University. He went onto become the youngest millionaire (at the age of 26) and is the CEO of Facebook.

Harland David Sanders (better known as Colonel Sanders)

Had his fried chicken recipe rejected by more than 1,000 restaurant owners before it was accepted by one. Today, people still eat it at KFCs across the world.

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Lived on welfare for years, in an apartment infested with mice, and was rejected by 12 publishers before going on to fame and fortune.