“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” (Anthony J D’Angelo, The College Blue Book)
Military historian Sir Antony Beevor failed his history A-level.
MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield did not pass his 11-plus.
Oprah Winfrey was publicly fired from her first television job as an anchor in for getting “too emotionally invested in her stories.”
Need I say more?