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The longer I live and more successful, purpose-driven people I am privileged to meet and developed relationships with, the more I am convinced that one of the greatest secrets to success in any area of life is the ability to keep moving forward in the face of rejection.


Rejection is an interesting thing. None of us like it, so most people try to avoid it. But if we avoid rejection, we are also simultaneously avoiding success aren't we?


I once read; Winning in life is more important than winning a popularity contest.


To rise to a higher level where rejection can't touch us we must break free from the belief that we need to get everyone to like us. This was and still is a hard lesson for me to learn and I thought I would share it with you this morning. Some people reject you and I, because of some other past mistreatment that may have experienced with someone in your profession. Their rejection of you is simply a way of protecting themselves from being hurt again. It's up to you and I to help them and break though these walls they have put up. Once we do that, we will have a client for life who will proudly refer you out to their friends and family!


Have a great week.


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Darrell Walters
W. Darrell Walters - Newnan, GA

Great post. Everybody will face rejection at some point. It's just a matter of what your response will be when you do.

Nov 18, 2008 01:43 AM #1
Steve Laird
Anderson Real Estate Sales - Chico, CA
Steve Sells Chico Real Estate

Good Point - Seems as though you have learned to overcome the rejection that is just another building block to our sucess.

Nov 18, 2008 01:45 AM #2
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Great post. This falls right in line with what I have been posting. :)


Nov 18, 2008 01:47 AM #3
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants


Real estate is a rejection business --- unfortunately some days are better than others.  I know that it can be painful. I was listening to a message by Mike Ferry and he spoke about a time when he was out door knocking around a listing he just had taken and all the neighbors seem to be very friendly except this one who when Mike walked up to him was watering a freshly fertilized lawn and turned the hose on him. Soaked him from the neck down and when this happen Mike lost his footing and fell into the manure that this person had just put down on his lawn --- his suit was a disaster--- Mike picked himself up --- went home and took a shower and put on a clean suit and returned to doing his door knocking in this neighborhood. The neighbors rally and supported him because they had seen him being treated so unkindly and he got how many leads and listings from this unfortunate event. So, hopefully we can all make lemonade out of the lemons that we have to deal with.


Nov 18, 2008 02:23 AM #4
Nicole Weidauer
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Shoreline, WA

Those were some inspiring words- thank you!

I am reminded of Abe Lincoln's story. He failed a few businesses and failed in politics a few times before he finally made success as the President of the United States. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance but he finally got to one of his big goals. We need to learn from Lincoln and be resilient!

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Nov 18, 2008 03:10 AM #5
Richard T. Dolbeare
KW Island Living - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

You have a healthy attitude on rejection.  Now how did you develop that?

Nov 18, 2008 03:25 AM #6
John West
The John West Lending Team - Meridian, ID

Thanks for your response. i enjoy knowing someone was encouraged by my blog. i post a new blog every monday. so feal free to subsribe to my blog.

Nov 24, 2008 03:19 AM #7
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