mark manson

The Rejection Episode

It’s not that things magically happen when you’re persistent after so long, but you’re definitely increasing your chances.-2.png

I don’t know anyone who loves rejection.

It’s probably one of the biggest fears of most of us. Given the chance, we’d rather avoid putting ourselves out there than to risk any possibility that someone could say, “No thanks.”

But who ever got everything they wanted? And if those people exist (which deep down, we know at least one), they surely have some disconnect with reality because the world never told them no.

The problem with rejection is the power we give it. That’s not to say that it can’t rip your heart right out of your chest when someone breaks up with you or the job you would be a great match for goes to someone else. What I am saying is that when you hear no, at least you know that you were trying. When other people were just dreaming and wishing of doing things that are a little scary, you put yourself out there. There’s always a 50/50 chance that things could work in your favor, so why not see if you’re worth your salt——falling flat on your face or not. There’s only one way to find out.

That’s why I’m diving into the power of trying in the midst of self-doubt, why there’s no time like the present and the necessity of falling flat on your face.

Welcome to The Rejection Episode.

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