Frontline fundraisers, do you ever feel like you’re failing at your job? The problem, and the solution, lies in your job description.
When you hear “no,” it’s easy to get discouraged. But “no” is not failure; it’s new information that can help direct your efforts.
Exceptional MGOs know that failure is inevitable, but they don’t focus on the negative. Failure is a doorway to success.
MGOs should say to themselves: “I will accept the fact that failure is a doorway to success, and I will keep going. I will learn from failures along the way and get better.”
When you embrace failure rather than fear it, you will try new things and discover gifts of learning which get you closer to success.
Are the “no’s” from your donors getting to you, and stealing your spirit and drive? Why not reframe a “no” and “failure” in your thinking so that you can truly see them for the good friends they are.