Rejection on the campaign trail is a fact of life. Dust yourself off and get back on the horse.
Here’s today’s tip: Rejection on the campaign trail is a fact of life. Dust yourself off and get back on the horse.
I don’t remember the first time I got cussed at while canvassing. I know it’s happened a lot but after careful examination by my bride, I can confirm that I don’t have a single scar as a result. No blood has been lost and rigorous counseling has been unable to uncover the slightest psychological ramifications from political rejection.
The truth is that being rejected on the campaign trail sucks. Whether it’s someone wordlessly shutting the door in your face or your conservative friend telling you that they won’t donate to your campaign. None of that feels good!
Those are small defeats though. And you KNOW they’re going to happen! Repetition is the key and letting yourself be put off by temporary defeat will lead to permanent failure.
To win a campaign, you need to be tenacious. No matter what failures you face, keep plowing ahead. Dedicate yourself to keeping on through election day and keep getting back on the horse!
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