A great Inspiration from Squid Game

This Korean drama needs no introduction.  Rather than talking about the show (who needs it anyway, haha), I want to share an inspiration that we can draw from its director Hwang Dong-hyuk.

Hwang actually completed the script in 2008 but failed to attract funding to produce the show.  Media companies called script “weird” and rejected him.  At that time, his family was very poor and he was in a lot of debt.  The rejection went on for – TEN years!  Still, he never gave up and continued trying…

In 2019, Netflix took interest in the script as part of its drive to expand the foreign market.  The show (of course you know it already) is a PHENOMENAL success and No. 1 in 90 countries around the world.  The rest is history.

The moral of my story – success may not always be forthcoming.  Never give up, keep trying even when others have no faith in you.  You will rise to the occasion when you stay true to your belief.

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