If you didn’t get what you really wanted

Entreprenuer on fire recently interviewed Karen X. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s fine, but you may have seen her video at some point last year. I’ll embed it below.


She videotapes herself dancing, every day for a year, and her transformation is incredible.

After listening to the episode, I looked up her personal site, and read through this article, it’s called How to get a job after you’ve been rejected.

She says that when you get rejected, ask yourself if you really tried your best. did you REALLY try your best.

It can be tempting not to try your hardest
If you don’t try your hardest, you always get to fall on a safety net:

“Well I didn’t get it, but it’s not like I tried that hard anyway.”

Your safety net is holding you back.

Yes, failure is hard to take. Rejection is tough to stomach. But better to try your damnedest and fail than to hold back and always wonder what if. The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

Definitely a resilient way to look at things!

I sell for a living, it’s a calling where you get rejected, a lot. Often times it’s easy to get carried away doing a process that doesn’t seem to be really paying off, and when you’ve received a no, you have to wonder if there’s something you could have done better to make that answer a yes the next time.

But if you didn’t give it your best, is it right of you to be truly dissapointed? Is it right of you to be ready to move on?

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