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If your twenties feel like a giant mess you're not alone. Lots of hugely successful people screwed up in their twenties, and that means you're going to be okay.
Here are the stories of 5 massively successful people that took the rocky path during their twenties.

1. Walt Disney

His 20's: His original cartoon, "Oswald The Rabbit" was jacked by Universal Studios and he couldn't do anything about it. When he was 25 MGM gave him the boot and told him that Mickey Mouse was a dumb idea.
His Legacy: Uh DISNEY WORLD, the biggest brand in the world and a 74.9 Billion Dollar empire. Screw you Universal!

2. J.K. Rowling

Her 20's: Rowling had relationship and money problems. She ended up unemployed and divorced, having to support her kids with welfare checks.
Her Legacy: Hello!? Harry Potter, the biggest cultural phenomenon of the 21st century that garnered her a net worth of 1 Billion dollars, and a brand worth of 15 Billion. That's a long way from food stamps.

3. Abe Lincoln

His 20's: Abe was defeated by a zillion votes in the election for the Illinois General Assembly at 25. His wife Anne died when he was 26 and he basically wanted to give up.
His Legacy: One of the most famous and revered presidents of the United States, who emancipated the slaves and reunited the Union. He's even got his own famous memorial in Washington, D.C. Honest Abe indeed!

4. Steve Jobs

His 20's: Steve dropped out of college, and was fired from Apple.
His Legacy: You see that little world in your hand that happens to make phone calls? Yeah...he did that. He was also worth 41.6 Billion dollars at his time of death.

5. Katy Perry

(Shoutout To Left Shark)
Her 20's: Katy was dropped from Columbia Records, was living alone in Los Angeles and had nothing to fall back on.
Her Legacy: Today she's 30, and much of her twenties skyrocketed after the early failures, but she's now worth 125 Million dollars and has had 6 number one singles.
So don't fret if things are hard. There's a whole lot of living left to do! Keep working, keep living and never let people convince you that you're not worth it! Your success may be just around the corner.
Awesome card, thanks! This is so important to remember, your 20's are a totally stressful time, but put in perspective of your whole life, there's so much left out there.
@mchlyang Yogi Berra so inspiring...that whole Yankees roster. I cant
This card is really inspiring if you have crossed your 20s.
@JordanNash I'm glad you got something out of it :)
Who dares to not have faith in that roster full of legends!?!?! @mchlyang
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