Repost from Seth Godin: The Rejectionists

I’m reposting this from Seth Godin and you can find the original post here.  It definitely gave me pause, because I tend to do this very thing…In work, in politics, in religion, I tend to define the value of what I do and believe by who rejects me-rather than who accepts me.  And that’s about as backwards as it can be.

The rejectionists

We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us.

Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter.

Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you’re not good enough is exhausting.