Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, was rejected 60 times before getting the one yes that changed her career and life.
60 TIMES. To state the obvious, that’s a lot.
Do you have a passion that you gave up because you hated rejection? If you did, I bet you didn’t get rejected 60 times. Many would have given up in her situation. And imagine if she did!
Kathryn wrote an article about her years of rejection and it is such great advice that you’re going to just have to click on the link to read it for yourself. Please do. It’s an entertaining and inspiring story.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The point is, I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript—or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere. Or you could do what this writer did: Give in to your obsession instead.”
And go see The Help. I loved it! Or read the book.
I haven’t yet, but I’m going to, okay?