“When I got the rejection slip…I pounded a nail into the wall … wrote “Happy Stamps” on the rejection slip, and poked it onto the nail. Then I sat on my bed…I felt pretty good, actually. When you’re still too young to shave, optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure. By the time I was fourteen (and shaving twice a week whether I needed to or not) the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”
This comes from prolific author Stephin King who also said…
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut."
Writer or not, the the principle is a goodie. Read and write a lot about potential AND possibilities including your own. Need material? Go do, test, win, fail, try, reflect, and let the growing weight of ‘rejection slips’ along the way be a sign of your continued progress.
Its part of the deal + and not a sign that you need give up on you.
GO NAIL IT.