|Elvis Presley, who was told to keep on driving trucks as a career.|
|Beethoven, who was too slow with no apparent talent at first.|
Franz Joseph Haydn gave up on making a musician out of a young Ludwig van Beethoven who seemed too slow with no apparent talent. Albert Einstein was 4 years old before he could speak a single word, and 7 before he could read. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he was told he had no good ideas. Werner von Braun, the brain behind the Apollo lunar landings failed algebra in Grade 9, and was doomed for failure. There is a lesson in such stories: different people develop at different rates, and the best motivators are always on the lookout for hidden capacities.