"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?" Jesus
When I wrote our Art of War book in 2008, I poured all my heart and soul into it. I held nothing back and shared all the knowledge I acquired over 25 years into a single volume. There have been countless days I was simply exhausted but I had to continue to meet the weekly deadlines. There was even that day I drank so much caffeine -- iced Starbucks triple shot mocha so I can consume it quickly, one in the morning, another in the afternoon -- I became so nauseous I thought I was going to die. In the end, it was a book of my love for the world.
Dealing with rejection isn't new. Not everyone is the same and thus not everyone will like our Art of War. But the idea doesn't make it better when it does happen. The best I can do at this point is try to make amends for any shortcomings this reader experienced and continue on our work. In the meantime, as Sun Tzu said, "It is important for a general to be calm and remote, upright and disciplined, and be able to mystify his men's eyes and ears, keeping them ignorant [of how he feels emotionally]."
EDIT: Today I was informed of our Art of War version marketed in India and reading through the reviews really brightened up my day. Thank you, India!