We're living in a time of abundance where it's getting harder and harder to figure out what to focus on.
And one way of dealing with this abundance is to look for rejection instead of approval.
Because it's a lot easier to look for rejection than it is to look for validation to figure out what you should be focusing on.
The only problem is that when you're (consciously or unconsciously) looking for rejection, you'll automatically end up doing mediocre work.
You'll try everything just a little bit and then just give up because it doesn't work out.
So you'll end up getting rejected from pretty much everything because you never really tried hard enough.
Here's the thing...
Looking for rejection lets you off the hook while looking for approval puts you on the hook.
That's why it's so tempting to look for rejection instead of approval.
It's tempting that's for sure.
But it won't get you anywhere other than nowhere...