The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jack Canfield Positive Thinking http://youtu.be/j7hBoa75YRs
RE: About rejection…
A Question just for you:
I think rejection might cease to exist.
But if you’re not trying to get accepted (by your prospects or clients), then what exactly are you trying to do?
How about setting your sights on doing something great?
That’s really what the internet makes possible. You can do something great and then attract the right people to that.
What “great” looks like for you might vary from what it looks like for me. Doesn’t matter at all. All that matters is where you set your focus.
Because when you’re focused on doing great things (for your prospects, clients, customers, the world), you take your focus and mind energy off trying to get accepted.
Are you focused on doing great things, or are you just trying to make money?
For me, focusing directly on making money does not work, has never worked, might never ever work. I will never know, because I’ve given it up as a goal I’m willing to write down.
I have accepted that, for me, money is only a by-product of something else that must come first.
Crazy you say? Actually, it’s a door to being free.
It’s about the only way I’ve found to take the possibility of “rejection” off the table.
Every moment of our training has prepared us to carry a never ending need for approval from the outside. It affects our thoughts, our behaviours’, our interactions with other people, even what we say to ourselves all day long.
But it takes energy to engage in this behaviour. It takes energy to watch if that approval is coming in. It takes focus to monitor the situation.
What if you were too busy pursuing great things to have any energy to give to that?
I think you’d transform yourself, and from that transformation would ripple a different flavour of energy through everything you touch. I dare you to try it.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it! — Alan Saporta
"Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus