The Gift of Rejection

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.

 

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