4 Famous 'Failures' to Keep You Inspired

OCTOBER 24, 2017
Pharmacy school can be hard: sometimes we fall short of the grade we expected, the outcome on a project was not as successful as we thought it would be, the list can go on and on. If we add in the setbacks that life outside of pharmacy school sometimes throws at us, at times we can even doubt ourselves:
I should be doing better than this.
Am I even cut out for pharmacy at all?
What if I don't make it.
As many of us Type-A's strive for success, a lot of times we can turn out to be our own worst enemy! We all hit that point in pharmacy school where we just feel like it's rock bottom. Here are 4 stories from some of the biggest names in history who hit rock bottom in their lives- I am willing to bet you know their name because THEY DID NOT QUIT:
Michael Jordan
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his room, and cried.
Steve Jobs
At 30 years old, Steve was devastated after being fired from the company he himself started.
Albert Einstein
Young Al was unable to speak until he was nearly 4 years old. His own teachers commented on him that he "would never amount to much."
Walt Disney
In his early years, Walt was fired from his job at a newspaper because he was "lacking imagination," "having no original ideas."
Failure, setbacks, hitting that point where people tell you that you are not good enough, this is part of the process. Keep going and NEVER QUIT!

Photo source: The Library of Congress, Photographer Orren Jack Turner

Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT
Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT
Dr. Martin is a licensed pharmacist, having earned his doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2012. He is the founder of TheFitPharmacist movement, which strives to empower pharmacists and pharmacy students to thrive in their careers by overcoming stress and unhealthy habits using science-based principles and unmatched support. His passion for helping those in pharmacy led to TheFitPharmacist Podcast on the PharmacyPodcast network, where he provides practical tips for staying healthy while working at the pharmacy, along with interviewing professionals in the top of their respective fields to bring their knowledge right to your earbuds. He merges his passion of pharmacy with the experts in nutrition through being the owner and nutrition consultant at The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North, with the company having over 25 years of success. Learn more and join TheFitPharmacist movement at www.thefitpharmacist.com.