Friday, February 24, 2006
Let's face it, most people would rather die, than face the possibility of being rejected by a person whom they have asked to help with their goals and dreams.
Being rejected strikes at the core of your being and not only does rejection cause you to question your ideas and goals but it also causes you to doubt yourself resulting in your self-confidence taking a huge hit. You become gun-shy around people when you should be presenting your ideas with energy and gusto.
You will not become a success by yourself so you must get used to finding people with the expertise to help you define and design your goals and dreams.
Think about Alexander Bell who had to sell the idea of the telephone to his soon to be father-in-law in order to receive financial support for his idea. What would have happened if Mr. Bell had not summoned the courage to ask for assistance?
You must develop the ability to bounce back from rejection by continuing to move forward and by changing your approach until you achieve success.
Jack Canfield writes in his book, The Success Principles that instead of feeling sorry for yourself or becoming defeated, just say "Next" and move on to the next opportunity.
The worst thing that can happen if you ask someone for help is that they say no. You should immediately say "Thank you for your time" and then say "NEXT!!!"