It can be easy to give into failure and to be discouraged by road blocks, but the truth is, every ‘no’ is one step closer to a ‘yes’ and every ‘no’ is actually a ‘not yet’. J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter was turned down by 12 publishers before it was picked up by Bloomsbury. Similarly, 27 publishers rejected Dr Seuss’s first book To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. Steven Spielberg was declined from the University of Southern California’s film school twice. Walt Disney was told he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas” and Albert Einstein allegedly didn’t learn to speak until aged four. Those who we admire and who carry great success have been rejected, fired, replaced, insulted and deemed incapable. What if they had given up, been defeated and resorted to something else? Our culture wouldn’t be the same. We need to start looking at our setbacks as steps forward rather than backwards. Don’t deprive yourself and the world of your success. You can achieve greatness as long as you pursue, persist and persevere. Keep your chin up.
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent greater benefit – Napoleon Hill