All of us face rejection from time to time. Often, we feel that we are experiencing something unique, but the most successful people are usually rejected more often than those who are less successful.
Entrepreneurs who build great companies may have failed at several previous endeavors. Politicians who go on to high office generally lose many races before they are elected. And, of course, most writers are rejected over and over again before they are published.
The Web site Online Colleges has published a list of 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected. Realizing that Dr. Seuss, Louisa May Alcott, Agatha Christie, and the authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul were rejected over and over again should give us all hope!
So, if you’ve been rejected, pat yourself on the back for being in such good company.
Still, it’s not easy to deal with rejection when it happens. Maybe these posts about how to handle rejection will help:
- Every “No” Is Just One Step Closer to a “Yes”
- Rejection: Keep Looking for the Right Address
- Rejection: Your baby is ugly!
- What I Learned from Rejection