Sylvester Stallone was rejected 1,500 times when he tried selling his script and himself as Rocky. How many failures can you handle before success?
Every entrepreneur wishes that his/her startup will find success in the first try. But unfortunately, that only happens in the fairytale. A select few might be lucky enough to find instant success, but the majority will taste failure after failure before they finally succeed.
But how many is too many? Well, the answer to that is this: The sky is the limit. Want some examples?
This is mind-blowing. To my surprise, Tim Ferriss’ best-selling book, The 4-hour Workweek, was rejected 25 times before it’s finally published.
I certainly don’t want to fail 10,000 times before I find success, but if every one of them brings me closer to the ultimate success, I think it’s worth pursuing.
So, how about you? How many times would you be willing to fail before you find success?