Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

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Even the most have failed at some point or another. Actually, scratch that -- especially the most successful people have failed at some point or another. (And probably a whole lot more than you might imagine.)

The biggest difference between successful people and less accomplished individuals is that successful people don’t let being rejected keep them down. have the emotional tools to manage disappointment and not let it derail them for too long; they’re resilient and determined.  

Rejected: Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary

Alex Fauske, The Doodle Video Guy, put together this illustrating the surprising records of failure for some folks who are now pretty legendary stories with data from -based startup organization Funders and Founders. Teaser: was rejected 1,500 times when he tried selling his script, with himself as the lead actor, for the now legendary movie Rocky.

Take a looksee. 

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