11 No’s to Babe Ruth

In a recent conversation about dealing with rejection, I was reminded that even a player as legendary as baseball’s Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times.

As a sports newb, I looked up the stats. He also hit 714 home runs. So for every time he knocked one outta the park, he had to skulk twice back to the dugout… except he probably didn’t skulk.

Only weathermen have a worse batting average.

So why are us mere mortals so afraid of striking out that we never step up to the plate?

Rejection is the cruel mistress of success. It’s like a Buy-One-Get-One free deal.

If you want to be successful, then you can’t shy away from the negative reviews, the critics, or the pundits… but you also can’t waste your time replaying the hurt. You have to swing again.

And then… you swing some more.

The Baseball Hall of Fame began in 1936 at the tail end of Babe Ruth’s legendary career. And 11 of the voters said “No” to inducting him.

Don’t take rejection so personally…

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