Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reject the Rejection

There is no failure except in no longer trying. The Bible says: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." (Heb. 10:23)
    In 1902, an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed with a sheaf of poems the 28-year-old poet had sent was this curt note: "Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse." He rejected the rejection, however, and went on to see his work published. His name was Robert Frost.
   In 1905, the University of Bern turned down a Ph.D dissertation as being fanciful and irrelevant. The young physics student who wrote it rejected the rejection and went on to develop some of his fanciful ideas into widely accepted theories. His name--Albert Einstein.
   In 1894, a sixteen-year-old found this note from his rhetoric teacher in Harrow, England, attached to his report card: "A conspicuous lack of success."  The young man rejected the rejection and went on to become one of the most famous speakers of the 20th century.  Winston Churchill.
  Two thousand years ago a man and his pregnant young wife were rejected by a hotel manager... but you've got that story from the gospel of Luke, Chapter 2.
 Reject the rejection you may receive today, and go on to real achievement.