I thought it would be interesting to share stories we know of about those that have preserved and succeeded even after many doors slammed in their face.
One that comes to mind for me is about Jim Henson. At the time he was a success – Sesame Street was a hit, he finally was able to have the freedom with his Muppets that he didn’t have on SNL, etc. He pitched the idea for a prime time variety show starring the Muppets, every network passed on it. There was a lot of resistance to the idea because the consensus was his puppets were seen as for kids and a prime time show didn’t make sense. He stuck with it, got financing and it went into syndication in the US and beyond….