I know you’re all about Mastery. And Excellence. And crafting an iconic life. Along with doing things most people call impossible. For this, I applaud you.
So I wanted to share a great story with you…
All she ever wanted to do was write. But few believed in her.
She called this kid Harry Potter. And she wrote about his adventures.”
12 publishers rejected the book. A small house called Bloomsbury Press eventually agreed to publish it. But even then, the author was told “you’ll never make any money on children’s books.”
Yet, the book caught fire. Touched the hearts of millions. Inspired a new generation to read.
Of course, the woman is JK Rowling.
And she’s sold 400,000,000 books. And built a fortune of $800,000,000.
From an idea. About a young wizard. With a brave heart.
Her secret “weapon”?…
… JK Rowling DIDN’T LISTEN TO THE DOUBTS OF HER CRITICS.
“For some to love you, some must loathe you,” she brilliantly observed.
And she’s right. All visionaries are initially ridiculed before they are revered.
All enormously successful people first meet with rejection, resistance and yes, sometimes outright hatred. Criticism truly is the price of greatness. And you really need to be so invested in your dream + abilities + passion that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will knock you off your game.
So be strong. Go for world-class. And when you get knocked down, dust yourself off, and stay true to your loftiest visions. In the end, you’ll be grateful you did.
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