I failed the other day. I lost.
I had a job I thought I had in the can, and it fell apart at the last minute.
I had talked to countless people there, including the CEO. Went in, saw the office. Flew somewhere. The whole 9.
And still, a nice lady on the phone told me in a nice way that they didn’t like me.
A serious blow to the ego. Made me feel all sorts of things.
No one likes losing. No one likes getting rejected. No one likes failing.
But here’s the thing. Here’s the reason a day later I’m fine and moving forward.
I value myself. And if I were you, I’d still value myself.
You have to know your value in this world. And in case you didn’t know, you have tons of it! You’re a very valuable person. You have a unique perspective and a willingness to explore it.
If someone doesn’t want to tap into that value, well, tough potatoes. Someone else will!
There’s always something else on the horizon. Always. Never has there not been.
The sheer amount of opportunity in this world is STAGGERING.
People that don’t believe this…well, it’s not because it’s not there. It’s because they turn a blind eye to it. Because they want to victimize themselves. Because they want an easy way out.
Never, in all my days, have I suffered a loss that didn’t result in an unexpected win. For some reason. A reason I don’t actually know, nor can I account for, whenever something bad has happened to me, something awesome has occurred as a result.
I have no scientific or cultural reasoning to explain why, but it always comes around that way.
It’s so consistent that I literally wait for it now.
That’s it. Onwards and upwards!