No one likes to be rejected in any way, shape, form or fashion.
I know it’s not one of my favorite things.
Unfortunately along this journey of life we face rejection of all types.
We face rejection from family and friends for our beliefs, friends, thoughts and actions.
We face rejection when trying to find work and don’t get the job and you get the “thanks but no thanks” reply.
So how do we pull out of this funk that sometimes settles in after a rejection?
We have hope and keep on moving.
Just because you were rejected does not mean you are not worth it.
It doesn’t mean you are a “failure”. It just means that you aren’t right for that person or situation .
If you are rejected by family and/or friends you have to look deep into yourself and ask yourself, “Are they right or do they just not understand me?” “Did I do or say something that was unacceptable or plain wrong?”
Depending on the situation, you may want to sit down and talk to them, if that is possible, and ask them to be very honest with you about why you were rejected. If that isn’t possible and they won’t talk about it, you have to find a way to work around the situation. It isn’t always easy or pretty, but then neither is life.
In the case of work we may be rejected because we are “just not what they are looking for.” I always want to know “WHY?” so that I can make myself better. Then I also have to think “maybe it isn’t right for me” and it wasn’t meant for me.
You need to remember rejection is not necessarily a bad thing.
Sometimes you can find bigger and better things because you were rejected.
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.
Never forget to keep hope alive!
Have a fabulously graceless day!