I just had a thought.
We hear stories all the time of people who pitched their “brilliant” ideas to huge corporate executives, only to be laughed out of the building, office etcetera. That story is usually immediately preceeded by a paragraph about that same lowly entrepreneur now being one of the richest and most successful businessmen in the country. I pose the question: Why is this?
Is it merely because the first-time rejection was so strong that it booted him into gear and made him want success that much more just to prove the jerk who laughed at him wrong? Or is it something deeper than that? Did that entrepreneur have what it took all along, or did he need that boost of rejection to motivate his success?
I’d say he had what it took all along, but a nice stiff shot of rejection never hurt anyone kept anyone from reaching a much desired goal.
Just a random thought. What do you think?