“Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers.” ~Jack Canfield
So when we finally get up our courage and ask for something that is important to us and we hear the dreaded “no,” we often stop right there. After all, who wants to get rejected over and over again?
But salespeople know from experience that there are usually four or five “no’s” before a “yes.” I was amazed when I found out that was the case. And I started to think about what that meant if we applied it to our life.
What if it was proof that rejection is not something to take personally, but just the natural order of life? What if we knew and expected that there will always be “no’s” when we try to pursue something that we want, but that didn’t mean that we won’t be able to achieve it? What if we were just being tested to see if it was something we really wanted and would be willing to work for?
Think of something you really want to have in your life. Maybe it’s the career of your dreams, a Soulmate, more balance and less stress in your life or something else. Would it be worthwhile to go out and go for it (and risk hearing some “no’s”) before you give up on it?