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How to Deal with Rejection - Positivity Stories


“I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat."
- Sylvester Stallone -


Rejection is something which simply represents a hurdle, the life lessons which we have to overcome on our way to our destination which is the achievement that we want in life. Quitting after rejection means that we have already given up, the real failure to success.

The guy must have been exhausted walking in his road to success. The creative and business plan which he has already formulated and asked to get financing for has been rejected for the twentieth times. Another after another failure to success. The pressure from the people in his family and friends circle after seeing him failed again and again must have been huge. They most probably advise him against trying to get financing again. He would likely think over and over again and thought of quitting must also cross his mind many times during the time.

Rejection as a Failure to Success

The question now: should he give up on his latest failure to success and should he think of pursuing other things which might be not what he believes or should he keeps on continuing on his road to success, try again to make his plan a reality?



What would you do if you were in his shoe? How to deal with rejection that this man has met? Treat it as one of life lessons, would you continue or quit this road to success?

Important note to consider: There is no one who will guarantee that there will be a success at the end of the road.

Think about it for a while.

What if I tell you that the rejection will be there again for the fiftieth, one hundredth, and even two hundredth of tries? Those life lessons, another after another failure to success happening again? What would you do?

Well, probably you will choose to continue on this road to success looking at the topic and quote of this article (or probably already know who do we talk about in this story and what his decision is). In reality, it must be so difficult for a person to persevere and continue after facing rejection and failure to success many times on his/her road to success.

But the man in the story decides to continue, one of real life lessons for us indeed.

And the legend says, he was rejected 282 times more after that twentieth attempt before he got the financing which is needed to kick start his creative and business plan.

And the business which he wanted to formulate has become a huge hit. A fitting end for his road to success, indeed, learning from his life lessons.

Guess the man whose story has been told? The name of the guy is Walt Disney.

Probably he gets rejection again many times during his journey on road to success to build the business which we have known for now. Many life lessons that he has to face. It had not stopped him though, as it has been proven with the name of his business which has become so famous throughout the world. A real reward for his many failure to success events.

Life Lessons from the Story

I think the life lessons that we can learn from this story of Walt Disney building his business is so simple yet something which we take for granted when we want to achieve something in our life.

Read also: Failure is not Fatal

Like when you want to go to a place which you have already marked as your destination, you need to keep on going to reach it no matter what you may face during your trip. There may be something which block the road, project of road fixing, the gasoline of your car runs low, etc but the point is you have to find the solution to overcome that failure to success event and keep on going on your road to success. The reason is that you cannot get to your destination if you decide to quit on the road. Doing nothing to move forward to go to the place will also not take you to it.

Think about those problems as rejection and other things which can hold you on. Those failure to success might make you think to quit and not pursue your dream again. If you have strong resolve, can treat that as life lessons, and the outcome is important enough for you, then you should find a way to get back up again on your journey and continue moving forward.

Because no achievement can be taken lightly and something which is worth it often requires you to work hard to get it.

Rejection is just failure to success and one of life lessons which you will meet when you try to go on and accomplish your goal. It is up to you to decide whether it will serve as the thing which makes you quit pursuing or it will be no problem and you will overcome it because you want to stay on your road to success.

How to deal with rejection? If the outcome is important enough for you then you will go on and keep trying.


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