11 People Who Weren’t Content Resting on Their Laurels

There’s nothing wrong with taking a pause, looking around, and enjoying where you’re at in life. That said, you’ll never be getting your own Wikipedia page listing your many achievements if you get stuck there.

Take a page from these 11 people’s books – they definitely didn’t rest on their laurels, and look what they’ve achieved!

11. Angelique Kidjo has won 4 Grammy’s.

The singer from Benin kills it in the “Best World Music” category.

10. An Ethiopian won the Nobel Prize for the first time in 2019.

His name is Aiby Ahmed.

9. None of the original Harry Potter movies won an Oscar.

But Fantastic Beasts changed all of that.

8. Sound engineer Mark Berger was nominated for 4 Oscars in the 80s and 90s.

He won all of them!

7. Star Wars television spinoffs are having better luck than the movies when it comes to awards.

The Mandalorian won 7 Emmys!

6. The first Guinness Book of World Records was compiled by two men.

Ross and Norris McWhirter are brothers – and twins!

5. Robert Wadlow was taller than Big Bird.

He is the tallest known human in history.

4. Denis Martinez was the first person from Nicaragua to play in the MLB.

He also threw the elusive perfect game during his tenure.

3. Only one U.S. President has also won a Pulitzer Prize.

His name was John F. Kennedy.

2. This teenager from Guinea-Bissou is worth a mint.

He makes all of his money playing soccer for Spain’s National Team.

1. Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube.

Now you know who to blame for all of your childhood frustrations.

I’m feeling inspired, how about you?

What’s something you would like to achieve in your life? Tell us about it in the comments!