When considering to leave law behind, we’re going to try a lot of new things. Once we build up the courage, we’re going to try and set up informational meetings, we will interview for other, exciting job opportunities, we’ll potentially partner with other solos to create our own firm. There are a lot of new things we will try.
And there is a lot of rejection we will face. Some people won’t want us. They won’t want to accept us into their club, they won’t want us to be their partners, they won’t want us to participate in the profits, they will turn down our book idea, they will not visit our new website, they won’t refer work to us, they won’t think our new consulting firm will add value. They will reject us.
And it hurts. It can be crushing. And unfortunately, there is no way to avoid it.
But fortunately, there is no way to avoid it. Rejection is an essential piece to our success. It protects us from areas we shouldn’t pursue, reveals to us other paths, highlights what we could have done better to prepare and shows us what other opportunities are out there we may not have known about.