Struggles and Failures Behind Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Success

Struggles and Failures Behind Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Success

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"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at"

Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous author, physicist and cosmologist who is well known for being the author of most famous books including ‘A Brief History of All Time” which has been written by him merely at an early age of 21 years. He was continuing as the director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, University of Cambridge during his last moments struggle with life and death. Hawking struggled for success throughout his life despite of the consistent problems and failures.

He was born on January 8th, 1942 at Oxford, United Kingdom and died on March 14th, 2018  at Cambridge, United Kingdom. “However difficult life may seem there is something you can do and succeed at” was one of the important statements quoted by him focusing the people who easily give up in difficult life situations.

Stephen Hawking faced extreme problematic situations which resulted in failures at most of the cases. Being handicapped is itself a biggest life failure, instead he even went through more lists of struggles and failures during his lifetime which are as follows:-

1.   Hawking at an early age of merely 21 years suffered from a life-threatening condition of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which kept him under his deadly grip throughout his lifetime. The illness started when he was pursuing PhD at this young age.

2.   The entire life after 21 years was spent by him as a paralyzed person and he used to communicate via speech generating device. Despite of fighting throughout his life with such a deadly disease, he yet struggled towards his way and invented a theoretical prediction that the black holes regularly releases and emits radiation which later became popular as “Hawking Radiation”.

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

3.   Hawking belonged to a middle class family where all the members in his family were amazingly talented. Hawking was desirous to study about astronomy but his father was in favor of getting him admitted towards Mathematics studies.

4.   Hawking studied Mathematics but was never serious enough towards the studies and remained in inventing the new things and ideas. He later studied PhD in cosmology and started showing abnormal physical conditions which got noticed by his father and test made it clear that he was going through life threatening conditions.

5.   The abnormalities bend down in front of Hawking talents and he went on winning the prizes, showing his amazing inventing talents and writing knowledgeable book series and finally became succeeded to become an iconic personality whose name is yet remembered in the list of exceptionally talented world icons.

References: biography.com, space.com, time.com, thefamouspeople.com 

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