These are the thoughts I had while I was drinking the fourth cup of coffee this evening, so I quickly wrote it down in my diary. It’s about rejection. Here it is:

The fear of rejection has caused millions of people the golden chance to get what they want.

The list of men and women who did not bow to rejection is endless. Have an end goal and be enthusiastic about it, my friend! Life isn’t a popularity contest, it is complicated. I will tell you something about Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba group. After college; he applied for 30 different jobs and was rejected but today he is the richest man in Asia and the 14th richest in the world. OK another popular one: you remember the founder of KFC. Yes, Colonel Sanders; do you know he encountered obstacles before his breakthrough? Do you also know that his ‘secret’ recipe was rejected 1,009 times before anyone accepted it? (Read about him here)

You might be asking yourself this question: After this number of rejections, why did they have to press on? … They only answer I have for you is that, THEY WERE DETERMINED TO SUCCEED.

Why have you become a pathetic figure? wake up and smell the coffee.

Each setback whispers a piece of advice to you

It’s left to you to listen and be prepared next time.

Accept the circumstances surrounding you and turn them into stepping stones to your destination.

You never can tell if you are being re-directed to something better and that’s why you get disappointed. Work on the NO’s you receive!

Remember these:

If Howard Schultz gave up after being turned down from banks 242 times, there would be no Starbucks.

Best of luck in your future!