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10 Lessons on Perseverance From Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Influential Leaders

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From Kevin Durant, Selena Gomez to Barack Obama, every successful leader has their own story. 

While actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Neil Gaiman discuss rejection, Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling and fitness star Greg Plitt stress the importance of perseverance. No matter their profession or passion, these celebrities, political figures, athletes and business people have something to teach. 

Not allowing others to hold you back, using failure as motivation and possessing perseverance are among a number of lessons to learn in this video. Find out how these legendary public figures reached success by creating their own stories, and how you can too. 

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