I am a firm believer that if you are not getting rejected on a daily basis, you are not trying hard enough. This means seriously pushing yourself way out of your comfort zone, exploring, experimenting, and going beyond the boundaries, borders or limits that seem realistic.
It often involves walking right on the edge and living a little dangerously. And that’s just where I like it.
As a result, you become quite used to rejection, and even though it doesn’t sting as much it still sucks. On top of that, one of the projects I am working on has received an amazingly positive response with virtually no rejection on almost everything we do. I think you see where I’m going with this…
Then last night.. Boom!! Kidney shot. And a big one. One of those nice big fat rejections that will go and fuck up your day. I’ve had my fair share of significant rejections recently (documented here and here), and looking back, I know that they were for the best.
I’m definitely not at that place with this rejection from last night. So, as nice as I possibly could, I said that I do not accept this “No” as an answer. I can certainly understand why your answer is no, but I won’t accept it. Not yet. There is still time to change this No to a Yes, and I take it as a personal challenge to do so.
This last rejection, like the others, is just fuel to push me to work harder, smarter, faster, better.