“Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” This famous line by Dr. Steve Maraboli truly inspires all those people who haven’t been praised for their work, and rather they have faced several rejections.
A person dreams to be a personality of his choice and then he works hard to achieve his dream. However, his efforts won’t always be recognized, but there are several examples of those “rejected people” who have been eminent personalities in the future whom the world adores.
We always wait for a Harry Potter novel or a film because the character is loved by the people across the globe. Very few people know that the author who conceived the idea of Harry Potter, Miss J.K. Rowling once got fired when working at the London office of Amnesty International.
Megastar of all times and living legend Mr. Amitabh Bachchan once hoped to find acceptance in the radio industry. Ameen Sayani who was once a very famous radio presenter had at once rejected Mr. Bachchan the opportunity to even audition in All India Radio. Interestingly, the reason for this rejection was his voice which later became his asset. The voice which sang Tagore’s “Ekla Cholo Re” making it a major USP in the movie “Kahaani,” wasn’t appreciated then.
The manager at the Grand Ole Opry, Mr. Jimmy Denny, once fired Elvis Presley who has won our hearts for his work. He suggested Elvis, get back into truck driving. Thankfully, Elvis didn’t. Else we wouldn’t be acquainted with Jailhouse Rock. The generation of today adores him too, and he’ll be immortal for his songs and his movies. Apart from these Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because the editor felt that Mr. Disney lacked imagination and good ideas.
It’s success which inspires and the path is never smooth. Rejections are the parts and parcels on the way to success. However, every rejection turns out to be a redirection to success.