June 04, 2017

The Hidden Value of Rejection

For Creative Professionals, the worse scenario that we don’t like to happen is to be rejected. We like to be the best of our works. We try to pleased our client or others as much as possible. We put so much efforts on our works just to gained their trust and confidence for us. It’s a good thing and it’s healthy knowing that there are so much competition in this kind of industry. But, I hate the fact that some us don’t know the value of rejection or saying no.

It cannot only apply on designs pitching but also in our general life. In all honestly, I’ve been there before a thousand times and looking forward to be rejected again. Why? It’s the reality that every designers and creatives needs to accept as we go throughout this so called Disruptive technologies.

There are tons of things I learned from rejection and love to share it for you. Here are some of my favorite learning:

Lesson Number 1

Failure is just part of the process. I completely understand that we can’t be good at first pitch, we need to iterate ourselves over and over again. Rejections are just part of the process it will halt us quite sometimes but it’s our choice to move forward.

Lesson Number 2

Giving your best shots is more than enough. It’s plain and simple, put your heart out and hard work on any of your engagement. People will probably don’t take you seriously when you say “I did my best.” Cause they have different standards. I believe, people always criticized and it only show that we have different taste. The only things that it matter for them is how you give values for them through your works.

Lesson Number 3

Value is everything. Even you have so much money or you have everything in this world. But, you don’t find time to reach out to anyone. Every work you do is nothing if you can’t provide values for others. It’s not always the idea or a great user interface. If you don’t have money to share. Give them your time and passion. Eventually, people will take you seriously at a later time.

"Make rejection as your training ground not your reason to quit."

Thank you so much for reading once again and for your love and support. I wish you all a wonderful week ahead,

PS: In case you know a friend you may like my letter you can always share this to them. Help me to reach more people every Sunday night (or morning, depending on where you are in the world).

Yours truly. Much Love,