Are you thinking about pursuing something you are passionate about? Maybe it’s a start-up, side business, writing a book, a new exciting career, an app or starting a blog or podcast.
If you were to talk to any successful entrepreneur – someone who succeeded in doing what you would like to do, you’d find out that what you are about to embark on won’t be easy.
Success, as an entrepreneur, is a learning process and an emotional roller coaster ride.
During this learning process, you will grow in knowledge and/or skills. You will become transformed into a new and improved version of yourself.
You will also have to learn to deal with rejection. Almost everyone who can help make your venture succeed, especially in the beginning, will say no to you, your idea, your product or your service. You will be rejected over and over again.
This is the Rejection part of the pursuit of success.
The negative emotions and self-talk you will have to endure during the Rejection cycle is harrowing. It pushes you to the edge. You will second guess yourself constantly, wondering if you made a mistake in pursuing this dream. You’ll become sad and might even get depressed.
It’s not an easy thing to endure.
But if you persist, eventually someone will say yes. This is the Redemption part of the pursuit of success.
And it’s exhilarating.
For a short period of time, getting a yes will make you feel like you are walking on air. Your confidence and motivation will be supercharged.
Until you get the next no. Then this Rejection – Redemption cycle starts all over again.
The emotional ups and downs you must endure when you are pursuing a dream cause most to quit. That is precisely why there are so few successful people at the top of the mountain. Climbing that mountain is just too much, for most people.
According to Forbes Magazine, 90% of those who pursue a dream will, at some point, fail. According to my research, 27% of those 90% will pick themselves up, try again and eventually succeed.
The ability to survive the Rejection-Redemption Cycle is the #1 factor of success for successful entrepreneurs. Adequate working capital is #2.
Seasoned entrepreneurs know exactly what I’m talking about.
Money can always be found for the highly motivated, but weathering the emotional ups and downs takes super-human resolve.
Do you have what it takes to survive the Rejection-Redemption Cycle? There’s only one way to find out.