Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup For The Soul, persevered through an enormous amount of rejections to bring his vision into a real life thing.
Halle Berry instantly became a pioneer as she won the Oscar which was a pivotal moment in history as she was the first woman of color to win the award.
To be a novelist is to be a gambler. Even if your work is published, it could be poorly reviewed. One writer who faced these struggles is Colson Whitehead.
Kanye West gives another great speech about being an opportunist with time and not wasting it talking about "the good old days".