By Helin Jung
Before these women found major success, they were all negged over and over again. And guess what? They sometimes still hear the word no. Here's how they turn their fails into wins.
"Rejection is a form of guidance."-Whitney Cummings, comedian
After college, Cummings auditioned to be a newscaster and was told she wasn't cut out for it (too funny). She tried hosting variety shows for TV, but "always came in second" (too kooky). She went on 200 commercial auditions and couldn't book a single one (too pretty/not pretty enough). She auditioned for acting roles, but that didn't work out either (too quirky). "That's why stand-up worked for me," Cummings says. "You have to be as unapologetically original as possible, so it was the only place I could fit."
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Her lesson: Let it hurt. By the time she found success, Cummings found herself deeply resenting the people who had rejected her years before. "Everything broke myRead More »from 5 Important Lessons to Learn from Rejection