People experience rejection all throughout their life. We get rejected from colleges, we get rejected from jobs, we get rejected by people, sometimes we even reject ourselves. Rejection can be discouraging. But just when you think being rejected is the worst thing in the world… think about these people…
Madonna, Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, U2, Kurt Vonnegut, Sylvia Plath, Gertrude Stein, Jim Lee, Steig Larsson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, JK Rowling.
You might have an idea of where I’m going now by reading the last 3 names because it’s well known that Walt Disney was at one point told he had no imagination- Walt Dosney, the most imaginative person ever?! And that Steve Jobs was forced out of the company he started. Or that JK Rowlings was rejected from dozens of publishing companies before the Harry Potter series was finally picked up- one of the most popular novels and highest grossing movie franchises ever.. those publishers must be kicking themselves.
Rejection only brings down the weak, so let it fuel you. Some of these names above we’re so fueled by rejection that they kept their rejection letters and pushed on to be some of the biggest names today. Check some of them out here.