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Highlight Clip of The Tim Ferriss Show: Debbie Millman

From Audio: #214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman

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In this snippet, Debbie Millman gives advice on dealing with rejection and failure.
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In this snippet, Debbie Millman gives advice on dealing with rejection and failure. Check out the rest of the podcast for more great insight from Debbie Millman.
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Or what would you say to your college self after that first rejection at the newspaper? Or what advice would you give someone who had the near identical experience and was hard wired the same way? Well, it's an interesting question, Tim, because I have the benefit of hindsight and looking back on those years, yes, I certainly could have tried again sooner and maybe had more of a runway to experiment and grow and learn in that newsroom and in that environment. But I also think that those years, in between learning and growing in other ways, contributed to my ability to. Then, when appointed the editor of the Arts and Features section, I somehow had a lot more to pull from. And maybe this is my own sort of synthesizing happiness or calibrating to my own set point or looking back and thinking, Well, it all sort of worked out. So why give somebody advice that I wouldn't have necessarily taken at that point? What I What I would say is, don't accept the first rejection ever. Give yourself options, the timeliness of those options or the timeliness of those re tries do at your own pace. You don't. You're not in competition with anybody but yourself. Eso If you are rejected to something that you want, then think about what it is that caused that rejection and work To better understand how you can present your best possible self when you try again.
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