· “Sometimes rejection is redirection” – Maya Angelou
It turns out that I’ve posted so much about rejection, that I’ve now added a tag for it. The latest insight come Seth Godin’s post “Rejection (and the four paths) which prescribes how to embrace rejection. First, he outlines 4 possible “paths”…
- Take it personally.
- Maybe wrong place/time/person.
- Maybe underprepared.
- Assume that whoever turns you down, ignores you or disagrees with you is a dolt. Learn nothing and persist.
Then, he observes…
- · “In my experience, paths two and three are the most likely to get you where you’re going. It takes grit and resilience to avoid the first path, and the fourth path is reserved for megalomaniacs, bullies and the terminally frustrated.”