A Proven Way to Overcome Failure & Rejection
I failed a key primary school test 2 times. I failed three times for the middle schools. For 3 years, I tried and failed in the universities. So I applied for jobs 30 times, got rejected. I went to even KFC when they came to China. 24 people went for the job, 23 people accepted. I was the only one who got rejected. I applied for Harvard, for 10 times, rejected. I think we have to get used to rejection. The only thing. Never Give up.
— Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group
Read that quote again. And again.
Have you been there? Have you faced rejection after rejection?
Imagine if Jack Ma had given up. Imagine he had thought: there must be something wrong with me, maybe I'm never good enough. And then resigned himself to rejection and given up. He will have lost the opportunity to build one of the largest tech companies in Asia.
He will have lost the opportunity to provide valuable solutions to millions.
Don't personalise rejection or failure. Don't let it become your identity. There's nothing wrong with you, failure isn't your middle name. Your disappointments do not define you. Just keep pressing on.
Don't resign yourself to your failures and rejections. Don't lose the opportunity to use your skills and intelligence to provide immense value to the rest of us.
Learn from rejection and failure, but don't lean on them.
If you need to retreat, restrategise and refire, do so. If you need to figure out what you're doing wrong and make a change, do so. If you need to change the direction you're headed, do so. But don't give up.
Victory is just around the corner.
You. Will. Win.
We all will succeed. If we do not give up.
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