Why you should never give up on your dreams.

For someone who is often called "the Walt Disney of Brazil", Mauricio de Sousa is a very good example of why you shouldn't give up on your dreams after an initial rejection.

An avid drawer of cartoons as a child, he was determined to become a professional cartoonist.

So, aged 19, Mauricio left his small home town and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, to pursue his dream.

Intending to produce cartoons for a newspaper, he was instead repeatedly turned down. He was told that his work wasn't good enough.

But not a person to be deterred, the young Mauricio came up with a plan - he'd get a different job on a newspaper, while continuing to practise and improve his skills as a cartoonist in his spare time.


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