This week on the Praxis Blog, I wrote an article entitled Failure, Rejection, & The Myth of Overlooked Genius.
In this post, I analyze the misconception that success stories are mostly about geniuses whose talent went overlooked until, through persistence and self-belief, those geniuses finally found someone who could see their true value.
Valuable lessons about the relationship between success and professional development are often lost in oversimplified narratives about how some High-School coach, Hollywood agent, Venture Capitalist, or Book Publisher was just too stupid to realize excellence even when it was staring them in the face.
In many cases, rejection, far from being rooted in unfair misunderstandings, is the very catalyst that motivates individuals with raw talent to polish their skills and develop their potential until they become too good to be ignored.
If you’d like to check out my thoughts, click here.