Getting Past the No’s

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Persistence is a tough lesson for most people to get because, I know for myself, and maybe it’s true of you, I want to do something once, have the heavens open up, everything happens wonderfully and I am done.  I want success to occur the first time I attempt something and, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

Unfortunately, as the saying goes, you have to get through 99 no’s to get to a yes.

I want to remind you that persistence is one of the most important qualities you need to have as a job hunter. After all, so many of the efforts that you make are not going to amount to anything… But you just need one.  You just need one organization. If you are getting no’s . Don’t worry about it. You have to get through all those no’s to get to a yes. There are things you are going to learn along the way.

In all candor, I have to say if you are ill-informed, and you are doing things all wrong, you’re going to get a lot more no’s that you are yeses. It’s why I do all the videos and all the podcasts I do –to teach you some of the things that you need to know in order to not experience as much rejection through your ignorance.  If you want to find out about more things that you can be doing, if you want to ask for advice, you can contact me through  through my website.

Your goal is to just keep trying to learn from your mistakes to avoid mistakes if you can, and just keep going

Success rarely comes during the 1st time someone starts. I can’t tell you the number of stories about inventors… Let’s do the Thomas Edison story… How many failures did Edison have before miraculously, before we now have a lightbulb? How many mistakes did Alexander Graham Bell have before you now have the telephone?

You have to keep making mistakes. You have to mess up in order to get to your triumph. Instead of facing each of those rejections or failures with, “Oh, woe is me,” considered good fortune because you that much closer to the target.



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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