e-Partners in Giving has had its share of success over the last 11 months, but it has also had its share of hurdles, roadblocks, and set backs.
The biggest challenge we have faced to date – and continue to face on a daily basis – is blazing new trails in the death-care industry. Through partnerships with funeral homes across the country, we want to make memorial giving as easy as possible.
I recently read something by Jack Canfield (co-creator of “Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul”) that helped put our uphill climb into perspective. In his book “Success Principles,” he encourages the reader to “reject rejection.”
He says in order to be successful you need to learn how to deal with rejection.
“To get over rejection, you have to
realize that rejection is really a myth. It doesn’t really exist. It is simply a concept that you hold in your head. Think about it. If you ask Patty to have dinner with you and she says no, you didn’t have anyone to eat dinner with before you asked her, and you don’t have anyone to eat dinner with after you asked her. The situation didn’t get worse; it stayed the same. It only gets worse if you go inside and tell yourself something extra like ‘See, Mother was right. No one will ever like me. I am the slug of the universe.’ “
“Some will, some won’t; so what – someone’s waiting.”
The following words echoed in my soul: