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The inspirational story of Napoleon Bonaparte

IntroductionEach one of us used to face problems in our lives and it is impossible to skip challenges of our path. There are two types of people in this world-first is those types of people who used to see problems during a challenging phase of life and second are those types of people who used to see opportunities during a challenging phase of life. When we see problems then problems used to become big and our road to success becomes very difficult but when we see opportunities then we get solutions to our problem very easily. Today we will talk about the great emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon Bonaparte was a French statesman and a great military leader who led many successful campaigns during the French revolution. He won many battles and ruled over the European continent during his lifetime but he was born in a very poor family in Corsica and due to his good analytical skills he got a scholarship and studied at the expense of the French king. After completing his ed…

Soichiro Honda: Powerful motivational story

Soichiro Honda sitting on car
There's a famous Japanese saying “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” This proverb fits Hundred percent to Mr. Soichiro Honda. Many times we become myopic and start weeping for our failure but we must remember the story of Honda who displayed "never say die attitude" by tackling so many failures without stopping. Since childhood Honda was enthusiastic about automobiles, he used to help his father in the Bicycle repair workshop. He started an apprenticeship in a workshop at the age of 15. Soon he gained interest in designing piston rings for a car. 
He left his job and started his own company after selling all of his valuables and his wife's jewelry. He now started dreaming of working with Toyota Motor Corp. He showed his design of piston rings to Toyota management but all of the designs got rejected by the management and many people started laughing at him. But he tried again and prepared 3 lakh designs for piston rings and showed to Toyota management again. But out of 3 lakh designs, only 50 were found ok and out of 50, 3 were selected for final production. After getting the order Honda started preparing for production but suddenly an Earthquake destroyed his complete workshop. He started rebuilding the factory but then World war 2 started and cement became short. Anyhow Honda arranged cement and built his new factory but then it again got destroyed and now because of the American bombings. Any other person might have succumbed to these setbacks but Honda again started building his factory. At those times, Planes were designed differently and those planes used to throw Fuel tanks after fuel got exhausted. The land was filled with tanks and Soichiro built his factory with those tanks.
Japan during World War
When Honda completed his factory construction work then World War got over and Japan was on a losing side. The fuel became in short supply and cars were no longer in demand. Honda's dream shattered after this incident and he was in huge debt. Anyhow he sold his factory to balance his debts but he never got stressed out and we can learn from him that " No difficulty is too big". After this incident, Honda started thinking of putting engines on bicycles to make a motorcycle. His peers appreciated his work and bought a few of these motorcycles. Honda was still in debt and do not have the capital to manufacture these motorcycles and hence he compiled a list of 8000 bicycle stockists. He mailed a handwritten note to 5000 of those stockists for help and 1800 of them responded. With the help of stockists, Honda started manufacturing bikes but initially, those motorcycles were heavy and became a major flop. Then Honda decided to make lighter 50 cc bikes called Super Cub and it became a major hit. After Super cub, there was no looking back for the Honda. Over the time name of Honda became synonymous with Motorcycles and now Honda employs 200,000+ employees across the globe and it also manufactures cars, buses, airplanes, etc. The success story of Honda truly inspires us to become more enthusiastic about our goals.
Success written on board
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