Naysayers, doubters, haters, negative nancys. While some mean well, all should be taken with a grain of salt.
British financial website GoCompare published “I’m Possible:” a series of illustrations honoring the world’s greatest innovators – and the harshest words they ever heard when they were climbing the ladder of fame.
Oprah Winfrey – “Unfit for TV and too emotionally invested.”
Steve Jobs – “Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t gone through college yet.”
J.K. Rowling – “Get a day job. It’s impossible to make a living writing children’s books.”
Jay-Z – “This guy is terrible. He’s nothing.”
Arianna Huffington – “This website venture is the sort of failure that is simply unsurvivable.”
Thomas Edison – “Too stupid to learn anything.”
Sheryl Sandberg – “I would never hire anyone like you.”
James Dyson – “You must be mad.”