December 15, 2015

Quote of the Month: Mark Cuban

Photo courtesy of Entrepreneur
By Nick K.

“Every no gets me closer to a yes.”
-  Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban at his finest. The multibillion-dollar worth man, investor, author, film producer, Dallas Mavericks owner, philanthropist, and star of his own show, Shark Tank, has done it again, sharing his wonderful words of wisdom on success.

After reading through a ton of Mark Cuban quotes, many of which have a natural “Cuban-ism” twist to them, it did take some time selecting just one for this post. Many of Cuban’s quotes are unique because they break the mold of the traditional adages about finding and following your passion.

The quote above stands out for many reasons:

First, the quote itself is rather short, especially when compared to the traditional longer inspirational quotes many are used to seeing. However, this quote holds true to the saying, “big things come in small packages.”

Second, this quote breaks the mold in how society views “no” as a sign of rejection and having a negative connotation. Cuban bluntly states that literally for every “no” you receive, there is a “yes” out there. The real challenge is that you have to keep on working hard to find it.

Third, Cuban makes another point about “no.” Instead of shying away from the rejection and hurt that the word “no” usually encompasses, perhaps, adjusting your perception so that the “no” is a positive reminder to keep on moving forward and stay motivated. How many successful people, including Cuban, decided to give up after they received a “no”?

So next time you are faced with challenges and obstacles both inside and outside the workplace, perhaps hearing a “no” might be just what you need to hear to move on from that rejected opportunity and onto another!

What do you think of Cuban’s quote? Please feel free to let us know in the comments below!  

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