Have you ever heard the phrase “impossible is nothing?” These individuals proved that statement to be true, as they took on seemingly impossible challenges and emerged victorious. They proved that determination, hard work, and a refusal to give up can help you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at their inspiring stories and see how they turned the impossible into possible.

10 People Who Turned the Impossible Into Possible

If you feel hopeless while achieving your goal and you need some motivation, read this. These are the people who don’t need to introduce themselves anymore because of their achievements in their lifetime. These people are particularly inspiring because they’ve gone through rejection and failures too, but that didn’t stop them from becoming who they are today.

1-J. K. Rowling

Before she earned millions, she had to face a failed marriage, being almost entirely broke while raising a child on her own and going to school. When she finally finished writing Harry Potter, she was rejected by a number of publishing companies before getting published. She even had to depend on welfare to survive but now, she’s just one of the richest women in the world.

2-Winston Churchill

He failed his sixth grade because he struggled in school. He failed in politics for many years every time he ran for the public office. At 62, he became the prime minister of the United Kingdom. He was twice elected as such and was also awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1953.

3-Theodor Seuss Geisel

Publishers think his books are not sellable so they rejected him; in fact, 27 of them did. Now, his books are read by children all over the world. He wrote under the pen name, Dr. Seuss.

4-Ludwig van Beethoven

He was very awkward on the violin. His teachers thought he was not brilliant enough but it did not stop him there. He composed five of the best-loved symphonies of all time even when he was going deaf.

5-Michael Jorda

He was kicked out of his high school basketball team. He missed more than 9,000 shots and lost 300 games. Now, he is known as the best basketball player of all time.

6-Henry Ford

He was broke five times and his early businesses failed. Now, he owns the one of the considered as best motor companies in the world.
Walt DisneyHe was fired by his newspaper editor believing that he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. He went bankrupt and failed a number of businesses. He is now the owner of the billion-dollar company profiting from the most famous merchandise, movies, and theme parks.

7-Thomas Edison

His teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He got fired from two of his jobs because he was unproductive. He failed 1,000 times with his invention. Now, we are using his idea to light our homes.

8-Charlie Chaplin

He was always rejected because his acting was nonsense and will supposedly never sell. Now, he is an icon for making the best pantomimic comedy movies.

9-Vincent Van Gogh

He sold only one painting his whole life to a friend who paid him a not so considerable amount. He was never successful in life, sometimes even starved. Now, he is one of the

10. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a well-known entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, among other companies. He is often cited as an example of someone who turned the impossible into possible. His goal was to revolutionize the space industry by making space travel affordable for the masses. Despite many setbacks, Musk persevered and successfully launched the first privately funded rocket to the International Space Station.

11. Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born deaf and blind, making it seem impossible for her to communicate and live a normal life. However, with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan, Keller learned how to communicate through touch and eventually became a renowned author and activist for people with disabilities.

12. Roger Bannister

For years, it was believed that no one could run a mile in under four minutes. Roger Bannister proved that belief wrong when he ran the mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds in 1954. His achievement not only broke a record but also shattered the myth that the human body was incapable of running that distance in under four minutes.

13. Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is an advocate for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She was targeted by the Taliban for her activism and shot in the head at the age of 15. But, she survived and continued her mission, becoming a global icon for education and women’s rights.

14. Bethany Hamilton

At the age of 13, Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm to a shark while surfing. Despite this setback, Hamilton refused to give up her passion and went on to become a professional surfer, winning several competitions.

15. Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21, a disease that gradually paralyzed him. Despite this, Hawking continued his work as a physicist and cosmologist, making groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of the universe.

16. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, making it seem impossible for him to lead a normal life. However, Vujicic refused to let his disability define him and became a motivational speaker, author, and founder of a nonprofit organization.

17. Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the fastest man alive. He holds the world record for the 100-meter dash and has won numerous Olympic gold medals. Bolt’s incredible speed has made him an icon in the world of sports.

18. Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism at a young age, making it difficult for her to communicate and interact with others. However, Grandin used her unique perspective to become a leading advocate for animal rights and an expert in animal behavior.


These ten individuals prove that the impossible is only a limitation that we place on ourselves. By refusing to accept defeat and pushing past their perceived limits, they achieved incredible success..

So if you ever feel you’re in an impossible terrible situation right now, just look at their lives. It should be enough to tell you to go on and get that dream. It should be enough to push you to dream more and work more for it.

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