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Sunday, November 09, 2008


Thanks to Terry Whalin's blog today which reminds us of how to deal with adversity (rejections).

Gladwell has caught my attention again with his article, The Uses of Adversity which was thankfully posted online. The full article is worth reading but here's a couple of interesting paragraphs quite a ways into the article, "It's one thing to argue that being an outsider can be strategically useful. But Andrew Carnegie went farther. He believed that poverty provided a better preparation for success than wealth did; that, at root, compensating for disadvantage was more useful, developmentally, than capitalizing on advantage."

He sums it up the way my dear husband tells his son to handle rejections by his girlfriends. You just say, "Next."

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