Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. ― Salvador Dalí
Success is a labor of love, passion and a lot of persistence to reach the goals. Isn’t it?
The one thing you’ll always find in the world’s successful people is persistence in pursuing their goals. In reality, it is very easy to persist when things are going well and you are getting what you want, but despite major setbacks and various obstacles in the path to reach the goals, successful people have found their ways.
The success story of such people concludes that it is very important to do good work over a long period of time than to seek perfection at one thing. Remember, If you fail, it’s a great opportunity to learn.
These 14 history’s greatest visionaries have proved that persistence is more powerful than perfection even they had their strange, inconsistent, sometimes adulterous shortcomings.
- Benjamin Franklin was a womanizer.
- Abraham Lincoln had a fear of dentists.
- Florence Nightingale actually killed many people due to lack of knowledge about sanitary conditions.
- Thomas Edison was stubborn.
- Henry Ford was a micro-manager and gave the excessive supervision to his employees.
- Albert Einstein always struggled with family relationships.
- Helen Keller had a hot temper in her early years.
- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was sneaky in her influence.
- Walt Disney smoked very many cigarettes without any filter.
- Mother Teresa was controversially zealous in her faith.
- Rosa Parks, the first lady of civil rights, only got on James’s after 12 years of avoiding the same bus.
- Michael Bloomberg has a tortured relationship with salt.
- Bob Dylan acknowledged Nobel literature prize win after the five-day wait.
- Elon Musk is a pessimist.
This infographic from Venngage illustrates the imperfection of the world’s greatest visionaries and why they were still successful. Check it out.