No means Next – Teaching our kids that failure if part of the game!
One of the huge benefits Jack, my son, got when he started his business. At first he was outraged that not everyone of his neighbors wanted his service. He received the typical 20 no’s to one yes.
I explained to him that the no’s are not personal. They might be in a hurry. Maybe they don’t have the money. Maybe they are preoccupied with other things. I explained that No means Next! He quickly picked it up and moved on…in the process, his self-esteem moved up!
We have to teach our kids that failure and set backs are a part of life and when they happen, we get up, dust ourselves off and move on!