Howard Schultz, the founder of Starbucks, was rejected by banks 242 times. Two hundred forty two. That is a lot of meetings.

Walt Disney revised his theme park, Disneyland, 302 times. That is a lot of time spent at the drawing board.

The world’s best-selling sci-fi novel to date, Dune, was rejected 20 times before being accepted. By car manual publisher, Chiltons.

How many times have you tried and failed?