Drinking The Rejection Cocktail with Jack Ma: Ep. 235
"Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cheers to rejection! We do some hero worship of Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and the 19th riches man in the world who bounced back after a series of brutal rejections. His story can be your story, JellyVisionaries.
Here is Jack Ma's passionate speech to his 17 friends who chose to invest in him despite all his previous failures. Go Jack!
Dealing with rejection is a real b*tch, but we can't let the inevitable rejections cripple us--instead, we can use them to be better, stronger, and to accomplish more than we though was possible before the crushing blow.
Toughen up and get back on the path to your success! There is huge opportunity lurking in every criticism, complaint, and kick in the teeth when we can get past our egos and open ourselves to it.
Here is the Letter of Rejection Cocktail Recipe that we fear will make us feel like more of a failure because it looks really hard to make!
Some of Jack Ma's Rules for Success:
- Get used to rejection
- Keep your dream alive
- Don't complain, look for opportunities
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