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.

5 Comments

  • nicopolitan 7 months ago Reply

    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’.

  • nicopolitan 7 months ago Reply

    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’.

  • Riley Harrison 7 months ago Reply

    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.

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