Successful entrepreneurs and celebrities may make their accomplishments look easy, but it's rarely the case that they are easy. It isn't just their talents, but also their perseverance and personal ethos that help them change the world.
And though their careers and industries might be different from ours, we can still find inspiration in their success.
The list includes tech giants, businesspeople, celebrities, and artists.
Looking for some motivation? Check out the infographic:
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