An excerpt from the article Take NO and Move ON.
The problem we have in the road to success is the fact that we take NO too personal. I was speaking to a friend and he told me that one of the reasons he has never had a girlfriend is because he’s afraid they would say NO if he asked them out. We have failed to take opportunities because of fear of the dreaded word “NO”. I don’t know what you have in mind, but I’m here to tell you that a NO doesn’t mean you are not good enough, it simply means the other person failed to realize what you have to offer. Offer someone else or repackage and offer it to that same person.
For that reason let’s give ourselves an assignment, yes an assignment. Take a book of 6 pages. On each page write the day of the week with the date. For example, Page 1 will be Monday (9/06/14), Page 2 will be Tuesday (10/06/14) and so on. For each day, make sure you get 10 NO’s a day which means do something or attempt something that will make someone tell you no. It might be calling that company you want to work in, it might be asking a girl out, it might be asking for startup capital from someone, it might be marketing a product, it might be speaking to a client, it might be confronting your lecturer. Make sure every single day, you get 10 rejections (NO’s). Write it down on each day’s page.
The purpose of this exercise is to get immune to rejection. Every no you get will make the next no easier to take. After this exercise you will realize that that thing you thought was a no was actually a yes in disguise.
“Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.” Brian Klemmer
Dottie Walters said “Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.” Failing is not trying! Go out there and get some NO’s.