He worked by day
and toiled by night,
He gave up play
and some delight,
Dry books he read
new things to learn,
and forged ahead
success to earn,
He plodded on with
Faith and pluck
and when he won
they called it luck !!
Here’s a look at some famous people who worked the fry machine or cash register at the Golden Arches and then go on to write their life in golden way.
1. Paul Ryan, Republican VP candidate
At a rally in Lakewood, Colo., on Aug. 14, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan drew upon his experience working at a McDonald’s restaurant at 16 to build a common-man image. “I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, you know, when I was flippin’ burgers at McDonald’s, when I was standing in front of that big Hobart machine washing dishes or waiting tables, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life,” the Wisconsin congressman said in his speech.
2. Rachel McAdams, actress
McAdams’s first job was at a McDonald’s in Ontario, Canada, where she worked for three years. She told the Huffington Post that she was a greeter at the front of the restaurant because she was “slow.”
3. Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com
Bezos, who parlayed a retail book operation into the online juggernaut Amazon, worked as a cook in a Miami McDonald’s during the summer of 1980, while he was in high school. He later attended Princeton University and founded the online merchant in 1994.
4. Sharon Stone, Actress
Before landing a modeling contract, the 19-year-old Pennsylvania native worked as a McDonald’s cashier.
5. Pink, singer
The singer worked at a Philadelphia McDonald’s for a year, later admitting that she was a less-than-model employee.
6. James Franco, Actor
After dropping out of UCLA, the 19-year-old worked a McDonald’s drive-thru window for nearly three months. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star told Entertainment Weeklyhe was “a vegetarian until working there.”
7. Carl Lewis, Olympic Athlete
The track and field star, who has won nine Olympic gold medals, learned about speed from McDonald’s, where he worked when he was 16. In a 1996 commercial for the chain, Lewis said his job was his “first race around the clock.”
8. Debbye Turner, former Miss America
When she was 16, the beauty queen worked as a McDonald’s server in Arkansas, to begin to save money for veterinary school.
and the list goes on …….
Swimming along the flow is effortless but swimming against it needs effort. Don’t go the way life takes you, but take life the way you wanna go. Dare to be different. It does not matter where you are at present or what you do because a coal have the capability to turn into diamond with heat and pressure. Similarly if we endure heat and pressure of life, the day will not be far when we will shine like diamonds.
“The World aint all sunshine and rainbows, it’s a very mean and nasty place and it doesn’t care how tough you are.. it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.. You, me, nobody is going to hit as hard as life but it aint about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take nd keep moving forward… That’s how winning is done.. Now if you know what you are worth, then go out and get what you are worth but you gotta be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you aint where you want to be bcoz of him, her or anybody.
Cowards do that and it aint ‘You’… You are better than that.”
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