Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company and the implementer of the assembly line products was also labeled dyslexic. However, Ford never let the disorder dishearten him; instead he went on to manufacture affordable automobiles for Middle Americans and developed a system of high wages for loyal workers.
He created the Ford Model T car which revolutionized transportation and American industrial development. Thanks to his innovation mind and the hard work, his legacy still continues still after nearly a century since its inception.
6. Sir Winston Churchill
“I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race.” once said Winston Churchill, the one of the greatest leader of twentieth century remembering his troublesome years in school due to dyslexia. The learning disability made him rebellious and troublesome making him recluse. Churchill’s father wanted him to join military career but he passed the military test only in his third attempt. However he did not let the impediment from keeping from reaching his career.
During his military career, he also worked as a reporter for magazines. He was one of the greatest leaders who served twice as the prime minister of United Kingdom and lead the Allied forces along with Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin and U.S. President Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin finally defeating the Axis power. He brought several reforms during his regime as a prime minister of United Kingdom. In 1953, Churchill was awarded with the Nobel Prize in literature for his historical work and extraordinary oratory skills.
5. Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison is the one of the most successful inventor in the history of mankind. He has invented over thousands of machines including lightbulb, phonograph, and stock ticker, a mechanical device that recorded votes. However, the great inventor attended school only for three months. Due to his slow learning tendency, he was kicked out of class and so he was homeschooled by his mother. Edison attributes his greatness to his mother who encouraged him to study despite his hearing disability.
Edison was quoted saying “The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which I have to do them.” The passionate inventor is a inspiration to the entire humankind that dedication and hard work are the keys to success.
4. Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is the most popular British author and playwright of all times. Well known for her murder-mystery novels, many of her books have been adapted to movies. Her book And there were none has also been developed into a video game. The book is still one the best- selling books of all times. Despite her tremendous success as a writer, Agatha Christie had a problem with writing.
She once said “Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so”. However, she overcame the troubles caused by the disorder becoming one of the most creative and intelligent authors ever. The world still cherishes her through her books that have won million hearts.