Discard pile

No one is sad about discarding cards in a game of Poker.

We don’t fret about chucking junk mail into the trash can.

Then why are we saddened when our work didn’t resonate with someone and we have to put it in the discard pile?

Because of our effort, we think we deserve specific outcomes. Which causes us to lose focus on the work.

Be proud of your discard pile. Be happy for the fact that something hasn’t worked yet.

That’s the key. Keeping working until it does resonate with the people you seek to change.

Your discard pile should be a mile long. Chock full of mistakes and lessons learned that have been used to make the work better.

Another rejection means you are one step closer to breaking through.