We All Fail Until We Succeed

Most of the greatest talents we have on the planet have failed before they succeeded. Many times. What distinguishes their success perhaps more than anything else is their perseverance. Their unwillingness to take no for an answer. Their unwillingness to give up. The truth of the matter for most of us is that when we submit our work to someone else for their approval and they say “No,” it doesn’t mean that our work is bad. It doesn’t mean we’re bad. It doesn’t mean we’re losers. It doesn’t mean our project isn’t going to manifest. It could mean that. But usually what it means is that the person who just said no isn’t going to be the one who makes it happen. That’s all. It means we haven’t found the right person or people yet who will say yes. So we don’t get discouraged, frustrated, angry, depressed or anxious over people rejecting our work. We tell ourselves that every No we get is one step closer to success, paving the way to the people who will want to cooperate with us and make the magic happen.

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