I think this is the single thing that prevents many founders from succeeding.
No one likes it, but some folks are better at dealing with it.
Over the years I have gathered courage to plow through moments facing rejection, and ultimately through persistence I’ve gotten good jobs, cool girlfriends, and an occasional sale.
Ive found I try to avoid it as much as possible, I prefer inbound leads — which I assume most people would.
I’m always looking for excuses to avoid dealing with this sort of pain — I also think this is a topic not discussed enough.
With sales and messaging folks online it’s much more different than talking to a girl or getting a job. A girlfriend is a one time thing like a job. You get rejected a few times then it’s over.
With sales it’s getting rejected 10-20 times per day everyday. I’d assume you get numb at a certain point. But how do you get it going again when you’re at the beginning.
What are some tools you use to deal with rejection?
For me what helps is talking about it and having some people I can relate with.