One inspirational story is about the author of the "Harry Potter" series, J.K. Rowling, and how she created her famous stories. At the time, Rowling was divorced and barely making enough money to feed her child. She was even too poor to photocopy her manuscript and had to manually type out each page of her first "Potter" novel to send to different publishers. She received dozens of rejections before being published and eventually making pop culture history.Continue Reading
Another inspiring story is about actor Jim Carrey and how he became an actor. At 14 years old, Carrey's father lost his job and the family had to move into a van on their neighbor's property. Carrey himself began working full days at a factory to help support his family. After early failures as a comedian, Carrey dropped out of school at 16 and moved to Los Angeles to fully pursue his comedy dreams. He used to park on Mullholland Drive and dream of his success, which eventually happened.
Actor, writer and director Tyler Perry also has an inspiring story. He survived physical and sexual abuse growing up and also survived two suicide attempts. He moved to Atlanta at age 23 and wrote the play "I Know I've Been Changed," which was based partially on his experiences. The show failed for six different showings, but Perry worked numerous jobs to keep putting on performances. The seventh performance was a hit, launching Perry's titanic stage and screen popularity.Learn more about World View