Messages from the Masters
Learn From Rejection: You will discover many hidden lessons from your so-called defeats or failures. Remember what Henry Ford said, "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." You can simply replace the word failure with the word rejection – same difference. Remember Napoleon Hill saying, "With every adversity, there is a seed of equal or greater benefit." Always look for the benefit. Remember that which you focus on the longest will become the strongest. So focus on what you can gain from every "rejection" encounter in your life. Understand that every person who has achieved anything of significant magnitude always looked for the "good" in what most people saw as "bad." Recall what happened when Thomas Edison was working on the light bulb. After 5,000 so-called rejections or failures, a young reporter asked, "Mr. Edison you have failed 5,000 times, why are you wasting your time trying to get something to work that's not going to?" Thomas Edison looked and the young reporter and said, "Young man, you don't understand, I have not failed 5,000 times, I've discovered 5,000 ways that won't work. If I keep at it, I will soon run out of ways that won't work and must discover the way that will work." Well, you are probably reading this article under some sort of light. Aren't you glad that Thomas Edison learned from his so-called rejection instead of just throwing in the towel and giving up?