I have been on the road a lot recently. Three straight weeks to be exact. Aside from being a little tired the extended road trips have given me the opportunity to listen to NPR a little more than I would working from home. As I was driving out to Columbus this past Sunday I caught a part of A Prairie Home Companion and heard the host, Garrison Keillor, make a pithy comment on success.
He said that the first time he was “given the gift of rejection” made him profoundly grateful, because that rejection became a “motor on his back” that forced him to strive for more. For better. For greater things.