Derek Shanahan

If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis….

One of the great things about looking for a job is that your “payoff” is almost always a max function (the best of all attempts), not an average. This is also generally true for raising VC financing, doing bizdev partnerships, hiring programmers, finding good advisors/mentors, even blogging and marketing.  I probably got rejected by someone once a day last week alone. In one case a friend who tried to help called me to console me. He seemed surprised when I told him: “no worries – this is a daily occurrence – we’ll just keep trying.”  If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.

via If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough cdixon.org – chris dixon’s blog.

This is how to be successful. Bloggers should take note, as should entrepreneurs.

3 comments
Riley Harrison
Riley Harrison

If you believe in living a full life and personal growth is your religion, this is no better advice than handling rejection well. It's part of the growth process, Thanks for for the reminder.

nicopolitan
nicopolitan

Duly noted. More so than you might think.

And btw, the car crash story is strangely allegorical having been posted right before this one. Just sayin'.

DShan
DShan

Good point:)