If something falls, hopefully your first reaction would be to pick it up. This same concept should also be applied in our lives. I don’t know how many times I have wanted to stop everything I was doing lay down and give up after being rejected or told that I was not good enough, but I did not quit.
This is why we all need to be reminded that we are all going to fall and trip at some point in our lives. However look at it like a cup of water that falls off of the table we should not just leave it there, just like we cant stay down and feel sorry for ourselves after rejection. Instead we need to pick ourselves up, be happy that we had the experience of someone telling us no and remember that feeling. At the same time we have to refuse to become immune to hearing no for an answer and keep moving closer and closer to our goals.
“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ― Alexander Graham Bell
In other words stay focused, be ready for rejection and keep moving towards those open doors and opportunities.
Black Histsory Month:
Because my major at Ball State University is public relations I decided to honor Joseph Baker today:
“JOSEPH VARNEY BAKER left his job as city editor with the Philadelphia Tribune in 1934 to become public relations consultant with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He later opened his own agency in New York City, the first African American to gain national prominence as a public relations practitioner. Varney also was the first African American to become president of a chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the first to become accredited by PRSA.”