I’ve been getting big rejections recently. Rejections that I’ve never thought of before and this is weighing me down. It’s unlike me to get worried about the things that I can’t control, but this time, it hurts. Maybe because I’ve put so much expectations on it rather than leaving everything to God who’s in control of all affairs.
One thing I’m sure of is that rejections will come, denials will show up, but there are better days ahead and this too shall pass. Rejections are part of our stories whether we like it or not, they’ll show up. I’m writing this to get over it because writing is the only way I can express myself and cure the pain. I always encourage people to be patient when they encounter this kind of rejection, but I’ve failed the test myself until a friend reminded me of who I am and how my words have changed him.
How would you feel if you order some items from a company and your items were not delivered? My guess is, you’d feel bad and vouch not to patronize the company again. Your undelivered items mean that the company didn’t ship what you ordered for, right? That’s it!
There might be a lot of reasons why your goods were not delivered as promised, but do you care about that? No.
You only care about your items to be delivered because you paid for it, plus, you’ve had so much anticipation on it.
Let me ask you this—how many projects have you shipped and delivered lately? If none, then you’re making us feel bad. We’re disappointed in you. We don’t want to know your excuses. Valid or not? What we care about is for you to deliver whatever you’re up to. We don’t want it to be perfect. Just ship and deliver it.
Yes, we know that we’re not paying you, but we might eventually pay you if you deliver stuff that matters. We’ll pay you if you deliver it right on time and we’ll surely order for more.
If you’re writing a book, finish it and ship it. If you’re working on any project, get it done and ship it. It doesn’t have to be perfect because it’ll never be. I’ve just finished writing a free eBook and you can get it here
You know, we’re all artists. Whether you agree or not, you’re still an artist. Art has not been defined to us as what it should be. What we know to be art is only peculiar to painting, dancing and theatre. But the truth is, art is far beyond all these.
Seth Godin describes it so well like this: “Art is the work of a human being – something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better.”
I have been living with artists ever since I was born, but never thought of them as one. School as we all know has taught us something else about art and it has succeeded in taking the artistic features we possess away from us. Continue reading →