Rejection is a harsh reality that almost everyone faces during their lifetime. Standing up after getting rejected is not easy and most people give up on the very first hurdle they face. But a person’s character is truly tested when they make rejection as much a part of their life as a success.
Here are a few examples of some famous people taking rejection in their stride and turning around their fortunes with sheer perseverance.
1. J.K. Rowling
It’s hard to believe that the successful author faced about 12 rejections from different publishers before selling 400 million copies of her famous book.
2. Walt Disney
Surprisingly, he was rejected from his job in 1919 for having ‘lack of imagination and good ideas’.
Madonna’s first album sold more than 10 million copies worldwide but did you know she was rejected by music producer, Jimmy Ienner.