J.K. Rowling, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs – some of the biggest names in the world went through failure and struggle to get to where they are today.
The “Pat & Stu” guys looked at a list of quarter-life crises that eventually became success stories on Thursday’s show.
As a young man trying to make it in the business world, entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban got fired from a job for not telling anyone that he was off to a lunch to try to close a deal. After starting to pursue a Ph.D., Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk dropped out of Stanford University in just two days.
J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved “Harry Potter” series, struggled through a miscarriage, a divorce and depression in her 20s before she had an idea for books about a school for wizards. Oprah Winfrey is another example; at 23, the now-famous TV host was demoted from her job on the nightly news shift at a Baltimore station and moved to a morning spot. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was also a college drop-out, leaving school and traveling to India to figure out his life’s purpose.