We all get rejected in different parts of our lives, and I find that many people just plain don’t take action because they fear that they will be rejected (they don’t even try).
Either way, here is a very good video and blog link about Rejection, persistence, and strategies for life.
Brendon’s latest New York Times bestselling book, The Motivation Manifesto, was at first rejected by Simon & Schuster. He had a near-million-dollar deal with them, but when he turned his book in they said it was unpublishable. Brendon was stunned. Basically, they said they didn’t like it, and threatened to cancel the contract and demand their money back if he didn’t change the voice and add more stories.
Change your art to meet the desires of people who are uninformed about your expertise and passion?
Or fight for your voice and give the money back?
Brendon chose to fight for his vision. He agreed to give the money back and then released the book via a distribution deal with Hay House. The book immediately debuted as a bestseller on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestseller lists.
This is his story and 5 lessons learned fighting for his voice and dreams.
Brendon says, “Never let someone tell you that you or your dreams are impossible, improbable, or not ‘good enough’ for their liking, especially when they have no experience or knowledge of your true heart and powers.”
In this video he shares these 5 lessons:
- Have vision for your life and art. And stick to it through your doubts and fears, through all the petty judgements and social oppressions.
- Believe in your ability to figure things out. With enough time, effort, and discipline you will learn and grow and achieve.
- Have fun chasing your dreams – no matter what. Bring joy to each experience and realize the journey is something to be cherished and grateful for.
- Be patient but always persistent. Go easy on yourself but hard each day toward your dreams.
- Respect and love others also playing this same game of life. Everyone is struggling to express themselves and achieve their dreams – so give them the same respect, patience, appreciation and love you desire for yourself.