Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's a Numbers Game, Rejection is Your Friend
Seriously, rejection doesn't mean you are not good enough; it simply means that other people failed to realized what you have to offer. Let's look at some people who have supposedly FAILED in the past:
Beetohoven was told by his music teacher "as a composer, he is hopeless."
Oprah Winfrey was demoted from her news anchor job because "she wasn't fit for television."
Steven Speilberg applied and was denied entrance to University of Southern California film school . . . TWICE. Instead he went to California State University Long Beach.
Albert Einstein couldn't speak until he was 4 years old and his teachers said he would "never amount to much."
Vice-President Dick Cheney flunked out of Yale University . . . TWICE!
Eminem is a high school dropout who unsuccessfully attempted suicide.
Stephen King's first book CARRIE received 30 rejections and he threw it in the trash. His wife fished it out of the trash and encouraged him to resubmit it.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of both Apple Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, was fired from the company he started.
One of our most famous US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln failed in business, had a nervous breakdown and lost 8 elections before becoming the 16th President of the United States.
Marilyn Monroe was told by a producer early in her career that she was "unattractive" and could not act.
The Beatles was rejected by a major recording studio who said "They have no future in show business."
Thomas Edison was told by his teacher he was, "too stupid to learn anything."
Last but not least, Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC started pursuing his dream at 65 years old. Do you know how many rejections (people who said "NO") he received before getting a "Yes?" One thousand and nine (1009)!
Which proves my theory about most experts. They just don't know what the hell they are talking about! You are on this earth to show the EXPERTS something new. Now, go out and get your 100 no's today!
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