Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, by John A. Sarkett

By John A. Sarkett

The human spirit is one of the strongest and resilient forces on this planet, and the tales of those really good humans turn out that, with dedication and perseverance, you are able to do something! From daunting actual demanding situations to non secular crises to utter poverty, those good fortune tales of individuals old and young, wealthy and terrible, well-known and not-so-famous exhibit the terrific power inside of each person to beat unimaginable odds and make their goals a fact.

Find idea within the triumphs of those and lots of different remarkable people:

-- Julie Andrews
-- Georgia O'Keeffe
-- Andre Agassi
-- Wally "Famous" Amos
-- Herman Melville
-- J.K. Rowling
-- Steve Jobs
-- Colonel Harlan Sanders
-- Lucille Ball
-- Frank Sinatra
-- Rachel Ray
-- Winston Churchill
-- Oprah Winfrey
-- The Dalai Lama

Let those stories of wish and resolution be your motivation to persevere via tricky instances to the successes at the different side!

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Ohio State 14, Michigan 9. • January 3, 2003, Fiesta Bowl National Championship, Ohio State Buckeyes versus University of Miami Hurricanes. This win takes two overtimes to wrest the national championship from the confident Hurricanes in what some call the greatest college football game ever: Ohio State 31, Miami 24. 5 point underdogs. What had made the difference in the remarkable 2002 Buckeyes? Credit second-year coach Jim Tressel and his old-school values. Sporting a traditional tie and Ohio State sweater vest on the sidelines, he re-instilled the passion, pride, and tradition of Ohio State football.

Rehab followed, and with it incredible pain for nearly a year to get to the point where he could stand on his own, and finally, walk. Eventually, normal life resumed, and Cunningham even joined his Elkhart (Kansas) high school track team. 7. 8 at Princeton, New Jersey; and won the silver medal in the 1,500 m at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He received the Sullivan Award in 1933—the award for the country’s number one amateur athlete. 4. At that time, of the thirty-one fastest miles ever run, Cunningham had run twelve of them!

O’Keeffe immersed herself in her new approach and went on to become one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century. She said that she didn’t consider herself particularly gifted, but that she did have a lot of nerve and the capacity for a lot of very hard work. 6. MOSES, ANNA MARY ROBERTSON “GRANDMA” A NNA M A RY R O B E RT S O N , B E S T K N O W N A S Grandma Moses, loved to embroider, but as she aged, she developed arthritis, which made embroidery too painful. Her sister suggested painting instead, so Robertson, seven13 ExtraordinaryComebacks_FINAL 2/9/07 10:30 AM Page 14 E XTRAORDINARY C OMEBACKS ty-five, took up something new.

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