Every ‘No’ is one step closer to a ‘Yes.’ — Boardwalk Empire
I am a firm believer that you have to get over your fears. I am afraid of heights. I get on roller coasters from time to time just to test myself. I used to be afraid to drive cars after crashing one. But now, it’s one of the things I do to clear my head. And, I used to be afraid of getting rejected. But I started embracing the word “No,” because I knew that, eventually, someone would say yes. So, when I pitch to clients and they say “No,” I learn and I figure out whether it was the pricing or the service or the combination of both that led to the answer. And, eventually, I get things right and, before you know it, I have an affirmation. It might take 2 rejections. It might take 10. But, eventually, I know victory will be mine. Because I take my “losses” as lessons.
Never quit. Your victory is on its way.
Make professional development a priority.