March 26, 2008
A little bit of rejection
I didn't make it in to Mike Werb's 434 class. Oh well, not a big deal. Since he didn't cotton to the story idea I submitted, it's for the best. You definitely want to surround yourself with people who react well to your core idea.
I think I'm learning to handle rejection better and better. I've learned not to take it personally, to take a really wide angle view of it and see that rejection can be the best thing and really you just have to keep pounding away regardless.
Things that are too easy normally aren't worth it.
Posted by jason on March 26, 2008 03:59 AM
that's what she said.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 26, 2008 08:37 AM
that is totally true, Jase! When you are going for something really elite--then you usually have to wade through a lot of rejection to find the perfect and good fit that was made for you--or till someone is willing to give you a chance! Also, I think rejection is a way to weed out the people who don't want it enough, or aren't willing to work really hard for the goal. So, this wasn't meant to be--that just means there is something else that is gonna be better for you and make you the best writer possible. You rock!
Posted by: jessica on March 27, 2008 12:44 PM
that is absolutely true, Jase! I think rejection can be a way of weeding out the people who aren't willing to work hard enough to achieve their goal. Plus, rejection can spur us on to do something differently or put in more hours--ending in results that are better than if you'd been handed everything to you all your life. You're going places and we're all excited to watch!
Posted by: jessica on March 27, 2008 01:05 PM
uh...oops--I didn't think the first one made it, so I wrote another encouragement to you, Jase--I guess I just really want you to know you'll be great!!!
Posted by: jessica on March 27, 2008 02:36 PM