Success is a platform that all men wanna reach even on their own. Your individual definition of success is may different, but many might define it as being fulfilled, happy, safe, healthy, and loved. It is the ability to reach your goals in life, whatever those goals may be. There is no single right way to be successful. What works for you might not work for someone else.
But for all of that successful men and women, it’s not easy for them to reach there where they are now. They have to face many failures in their life and they had rejected multiple times or more than that in their life. Who doesn’t know Ed Sheeran, that man won the hearts of people all over the World with his soulful voice that capture emotions you never knew existed.
He was a rejected underdog who eagerly did anything on his path to acceptance. His first rejection came in the form of being bullied, when he was young. He underwent surgery that left him with lazy eyes and a speech disorder. So every time he spoke, he was mocked because of his stutter and stammer. But in the middle of all of that bullied, he discovered that he doesn’t stammer while he sings.
From being a kid who spent his life avoiding bullies and crying in the bathroom. He became more confident and passionate about music while he sang a song he made some new friends.
I learned every word of it back to front by the age of 10. He raps very fast and very melodically and very percussively and it helps me to get rid of a stutter.”
So that was a fact of how Ed Sheeran was overcome with a stutter. But for Ed Sheeran, being bullied was just a small piece of many rejections.
He dropped out of high school when he was 16 because he played music full time. He performed open mic sessions, charity events, and in-house parties. While doing this he had no money and even no place to stay he slept in couches. According to Ed Sheeran, “You have to start at the bottom of everything, and to start at the bottom. Bottom of something you have to have a love for it otherwise you are just at the bottom, and being like this sucks”.
You have to start at the bottom of everything, and to start at the bottom. Bottom of something you have to have a love for it otherwise you are just at the bottom, and being like this sucks.”
He saw an opportunity when “Battle of the Bands” was on the rise so he wanted to play with them but no one wants to play with him he was rejected once again but he wasn’t done yet and then created his own band with a loop pedal. But amazingly he won all of them on his own then he realized that was a turning point . When he was told that he needed to change his look, and clothes and dye his hair, the excitement came to an end.
that fact that I was chubby and ginger wasn’t a good marketing tool for them”. That was another rejection.”
Since no one wanted to sign in he uploaded his song on iTunes and then the miracle happened the song went viral. Other artists share his song on their platforms and soon the song reached number 2. He became a multi-platinum and multi-time Grammy awards winner and mist demand songwriter. Ed wrote songs for Taylor Swift, One Direction, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and BTS.
He finally reached the top of the mountain. It’s true indeed rejection makes you strong but the process is tough it breaks you into pieces. You collect piece by piece with the hope to fix and finally you reach half away. It starts falling out again you try to hold and try to fix. Break and fix the break and fix this loop seems endless but the hope remains “obstinate to fix”.