How Two Rejections Dramatically Improved My Professional Life
I was really excited about the possibilities of getting my first faculty job and getting a grant for my new idea. Both of these desires seemed appropriate, worthwhile, and exactly in line with where I hoped my professional career would go. But that’s not the way either of those things went. Both failures filled me with disappointment, frustration, and even a little disillusionment—temporarily. But failing is the best thing that could have happened.